I have recently done my French mock exams and it went decently. However for the listening I only managed to get 20%. My teachers who have native tongue for French even needed the transcript. I really need tips to improve my listening, also for aqa French they have a vocab list on the spec, I just want to know if there will be words out of spec.
you need to revise the obscure vocabulary- it's unlikely many cognates will be heard.
ask your teacher for resources that can help you w listening, maybe you can buy a french listening booklet + cd for practice?
listen to french songs, watch movies w/ french subtitles so you can pick up vocab and structure,