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    AQA A Level French Exam Discussion thread

    Thread for discussing paper 1 of the AQA new specification A level French and any revision you do in preparation for it!

    The exam:
    • 18th June 2018 (AM)
    • 2 Hours and 30 mins
    • 100 marks and 50% of the A level
    • Assesses our reading, listening and translation skills

    As this is the first year of the specification, there are very few resources so if anyone knows any useful websites or revision tips please comment them below!

    Some Useful links:
    Specification
    Specimen Papers
    AS Specimen Papers (useful for first year topics)

    AS Translation practice

    Exam discussion for paper 2 can be found here
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    AQA A Level French Exam Discussion thread


    Thread for discussing paper 1 of the AQA new specification A level French and any revision you do in preparation for it!

    The exam:
    • 18th June 2018 (AM)
    • 2 Hours and 30 mins
    • 100 marks and 50% of the A level
    • Assesses our reading, listening and translation skills

    As this is the first year of the specification, there are very few resources so if anyone knows any useful websites or revision tips please comment them below!

    Some Useful links:
    Specification
    Specimen Papers
    AS Specimen Papers (useful for first year topics)

    AS Translation practice

    Exam discussion for paper 2 can be found here
    Thank you for these useful links. There's a lot of great vocab lists on Memrise and Quizlet to revise from.
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    I was wondering if you have any good sites or any tips for revising the speaking exam?
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    Does anyone know what the grade boundaries were last year? I can’t find them anywhere
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    This is a new spec so there aren’t any grade boundaries yet for the A level exam- however for the new spec AS exam I think it was like 145/200 across the 3 exams for an A if that helps 😊
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    (Original post by s-roli)
    This is a new spec so there aren’t any grade boundaries yet for the A level exam- however for the new spec AS exam I think it was like 145/200 across the 3 exams for an A if that helps 😊
    Ahhh thank you- that’s not too bad either 😊
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    (Original post by mary_27)
    Ahhh thank you- that’s not too bad either 😊
    No problem 😊
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    This is a stupid question, but does anyone know how they'll calculate grades this year? Just because the writing exam is worth 20% but is out of eighty and the speaking is worth 30% and out of sixty. Welp, I'm not very good at maths!
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    (Original post by tudorfanatic123)
    This is a stupid question, but does anyone know how they'll calculate grades this year? Just because the writing exam is worth 20% but is out of eighty and the speaking is worth 30% and out of sixty. Welp, I'm not very good at maths!
    the marks for paper 1 and the speaking are multiplied by 2 so paper 1 is 200/400, paper 2 is 80/400 and the speaking is 120/400

    obvs not sure on the grade boundaries tho lol
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    Does anyone have the link to French A2 papers which are older than 2014 please?
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    (Original post by mickie-)
    Does anyone have the link to French A2 papers which are older than 2014 please?
    I don’t think they keep papers older than 2014 accessible on the website, but I think your teacher can access them if you ask them
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    i cant believe how close this exam is i feel prepared and not prepared at the same time. has anyone got any tips on how to get top marks ?
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    i cant believe how close this exam is i feel prepared and not prepared at the same time. has anyone got any tips on how to get top marks ?
    I would recommend that you read articles on French news websites, such as Le Figaro or Le Monde, to improve your reading and translation skills. This has been really useful, particularly as so few resources are available!
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    Does anyone know if the translations are going to be exactly as they were in the specimen paper? One from fr to eng and one from eng to fr and both long literary-style things? I'm confused because that seems like too much translation- I'm wondering if they're going to do one as a paragraph to translate and then have shorter translations for the other, or if there's gonna be two difficult ones right after each other! I wouldn't be that surprised if that is the case I suppose, but I've been told different things haha!!
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    (Original post by kittyhawk)
    Does anyone know if the translations are going to be exactly as they were in the specimen paper? One from fr to eng and one from eng to fr and both long literary-style things? I'm confused because that seems like too much translation- I'm wondering if they're going to do one as a paragraph to translate and then have shorter translations for the other, or if there's gonna be two difficult ones right after each other! I wouldn't be that surprised if that is the case I suppose, but I've been told different things haha!!
    I’m afraid it is the same as the specimen- I do german and my paper one was last week. The last two questions were translations; one into French (this one has like an article or some sort of extract before it which can help with the translation) and the very last question on the paper is a translation into English. Both translations are just chunks of text but they’re not awfully long. If it helps, for german I turned straight to the translations to get them out the way!
    Hope this helps!
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    (Original post by s-roli)
    I’m afraid it is the same as the specimen- I do german and my paper one was last week. The last two questions were translations; one into French (this one has like an article or some sort of extract before it which can help with the translation) and the very last question on the paper is a translation into English. Both translations are just chunks of text but they’re not awfully long. If it helps, for german I turned straight to the translations to get them out the way!
    Hope this helps!
    Thanks so much!! Ahh I wish it was still like the old spec where the translation was only a few sentences haha!!
    How did you find the german ones?
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    (Original post by kittyhawk)
    Thanks so much!! Ahh I wish it was still like the old spec where the translation was only a few sentences haha!!
    How did you find the german ones?
    No problem!! Yeah me too 😂
    Pretty difficult tbh 😂 a lot of random vocab that I haven’t come across before so just be aware for that!
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    (Original post by s-roli)
    No problem!! Yeah me too 😂
    Pretty difficult tbh 😂 a lot of random vocab that I haven’t come across before so just be aware for that!
    Hopefully u did okay!! yeah i'm expecting very specialist vocab, thats the thing I hate about translations is if you don't know the exact translation you can't really use a synonym!
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    im so worried for the exam! what is everyone doing to revise??
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    (Original post by kittyhawk)
    Hopefully u did okay!! yeah i'm expecting very specialist vocab, thats the thing I hate about translations is if you don't know the exact translation you can't really use a synonym!
    Thank you so much! I hope so too yeah it was nothing that we expected but hopefully the grade boundaries are lower this year
 
 
 
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