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I was thinking about doing a language at a-level but people have said its basically like english lit but in another language? do you have to do lots of complicated comprehension. I like how it is now at GCSE but will i enjoy it at a-level (keep in min i hate english lit lmao)
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It depends really but u can give it shoot in the the first few weeks when your in year 12 but if you don't like the course you could always drop it. but you have to decide on the first few weeks before its too late to change your courses hope this helps ☺
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depends if your fluent
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It depends really but u can give it shoot in the the first few weeks when your in year 12 but if you don't like the course you could always drop it. but you have to decide on the first few weeks before its too late to change your courses hope this helps ☺
do you know what the course is like?
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If you are good with the actual language part, then I wouldn't say the A-level is hard, but I would say with the literature, themes and the film it is a lot of work and there is tons of stuff to get through. Worth it though, I think... Compared to GCSE there is almost no language taught, all of our lessons focus on learning about the culture and current affairs in francophone countries or studying our book/film. It's also (for us) taught completely in french.
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If you are good with the actual language part, then I wouldn't say the A-level is hard, but I would say with the literature, themes and the film it is a lot of work and there is tons of stuff to get through. Worth it though, I think... Compared to GCSE there is almost no language taught, all of our lessons focus on learning about the culture and current affairs in francophone countries or studying our book/film. It's also (for us) taught completely in french.
so it would just be answering questions about different materials? also are the questions similiar to for example, what we would get in like a eng lang paper or something?
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I'm not sure what other exam boards are like but for AQA we have 3 papers...
Paper 1 is reading, writing, listening so essentially the language paper. It consists of short answer listening questions, a question where you have to summarise a listening passage, several reading comprehensions, summarising a passage you have read, translation into french, translation into english. This paper uses vocab and concepts you've learnt in the 'culture and current affairs' part of the A level.
Paper 2 is two essays -1 on the book you study and 1 on the film you study.
Paper 3 is the oral, where you talk about your research project and you are given topics from the culture part of the A level to discuss for 5 mins.
Hope this helps!
Honestly I hated English at GCSE so I've kind of erased the whole thing from my mind :/
Lots of the other people in my class love english though so I guess maybe there is a bit of a link- you do have to write essays and do comprehensions I guess but the level expected is different because its all in a foreign language...
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I'm not sure what other exam boards are like but for AQA we have 3 papers...
Paper 1 is reading, writing, listening so essentially the language paper. It consists of short answer listening questions, a question where you have to summarise a listening passage, several reading comprehensions, summarising a passage you have read, translation into french, translation into english. This paper uses vocab and concepts you've learnt in the 'culture and current affairs' part of the A level.
Paper 2 is two essays -1 on the book you study and 1 on the film you study.
Paper 3 is the oral, where you talk about your research project and you are given topics from the culture part of the A level to discuss for 5 mins.
Hope this helps!
Honestly I hated English at GCSE so I've kind of erased the whole thing from my mind :/
Lots of the other people in my class love english though so I guess maybe there is a bit of a link- you do have to write essays and do comprehensions I guess but the level expected is different because its all in a foreign language...
thank youuu :bigsmile:
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