Well I'm without a doubt taking french at A level as it's the only subject I consistently enjoy.
I'm predicted an A* and I've been getting A*s consistenty throughout year 10 and 11 so do you think I would find French at A level difficult? Like how different is it?
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- 10-11-2016 20:55
- 10-11-2016 21:01
I didn't take it myself but at our school it took a lot of work to do well. Only 1 person got an A for AS out of ~10 people and she is naturally good at languages. There were even 3 people from french speaking countries (and spoke it obviously) who only got B's.
If you study well I'm sure it won't be bad but don't take it for granted as it is difficult no matter your background.
- 11-12-2016 23:45
I've just started AS French in September. Without a doubt, it is a massive jump from GCSE since you will come across vocab you'll have never seen before in readings/listenings, and you'll be expected to learn them as you go along (so revise as you go along). The listenings are harder, but for my exam board (AQA) and possibly for other ones, we have our own CD players so we can rewind and pause the tape in the exam. Despite the big jump from GCSE, I am definitely enjoying the French A-Level (even considering to do French at uni) and if you enjoy it at GCSE you'll probably enjoy A-Level, but you'll have to put lots of work in as attention to detail is crucial at this stage (with grammar, agreements etc).