GCSE AQA French HELP

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2H6S
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Am in year 10. My situation is pretty **** rn with french. I basically just didn't pay attention/didn't learn at all years 7-9 but as my school requires a language if triple science is taken, im doing gcse french and am awful at it.

Im currently working at 9 for all my other subjects but I am fearing that I may not even pass my eventual french gcse as the others in my class are far ahead of me in terms of understanding the language.

I pretty much want to know how I could learn french well enough to (hopefully) get a 7 (currently predicted 6, working at 4/5) as well as how I'd be able to relearn the basics.
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i would recommend learning the perfect past, present and near future tenses to the extent you can use them pretty naturally. and memorize a few good general sentences in imperfect past and future. then, create a big list of common topic questions, write good answers and memorize those answers (but make sure that you understand what it means in English when you are memorizing it). therefore, if you are asked a question about a topic that you haven't necessarily created an answer for, you can make a general statement using those tenses you learnt and then link it to an answer you've already created. That being said, make sure to learn some connectives.

This method of course, is for "cramming" French. It will only get you so far, but I think it'll do for GCSE French.

Best of luck!
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This is a technique. You could try oral timed quizzes. And flashcards too.
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(Original post by 2H6S)
Am in year 10. My situation is pretty **** rn with french. I basically just didn't pay attention/didn't learn at all years 7-9 but as my school requires a language if triple science is taken, im doing gcse french and am awful at it.

Im currently working at 9 for all my other subjects but I am fearing that I may not even pass my eventual french gcse as the others in my class are far ahead of me in terms of understanding the language.

I pretty much want to know how I could learn french well enough to (hopefully) get a 7 (currently predicted 6, working at 4/5) as well as how I'd be able to relearn the basics.
Honestly , use quizlet
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(Copy and pasting a previous post that I made a few months ago!)

Hi, I'm a Y10,and I'm an intermediate (CEFR Grade B1) French speaker. My Dad has been teaching me the language ever since I was young, but here are some tips that helped me progress and prepare/revise for the GCSE course:

The Official AQA Website has all the grammar, vocabulary and info that will come up in your course available. Try to memorise some of the general vocabulary, as well as learn some of the foundation grammar and vocabulary. (Don't worry about the higher grammar, try to focus on the foundation stuff, because a) it forms the base for your course and b)because you are doing higher, your paper will have both foundation and higher content on it. Your teacher will probably teach you the higher content in school at a later date, so just try to consolidate basic knowledge first.

Link: https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/lang...ubject-content

Helpful Youtube Channels:

Wordpie is a Youtube Channel who make songs that teach you helpful vocabulary, including nouns, verbs and adjectives. Many of the words you learn are part of the general vocabulary for AQA French, so check it out! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcp...aX77pBuRZWzKiA

Learn French With Alexa has specialized videos for different aspects of the GCSE exam board and helps with grammar and vocabulary. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/c/learnfrenchwithalexa/featured

FrenchPod101.com have short videos that can help you learn about the culture in French and Francophone countries, as well as grammar and vocab. They even have a podcast of Google Podcasts so you can download and listen on the go! Link: https://www.youtube.com/c/frenchpod101

General advice:

Google Podcasts has language podcasts you can listen to if you want to practice your listening.
Install a French-English Dictionary on your phone, so you know what words are what.
Start a language diary (can be in a notebook or on your phone, using the 'Notes' app.) Write a little bit about your day in French to help you practice. Try and make this regular.
Read French Newspapers online (Le Monde and Figaro are good places to start.)
Read French books (Your local library should have books in another language, or looks for Children's 'Dual Language Books', which have the story in French and English so you can follow along if you want and learn new words.)
Flashcards!!!!!!!! ENG. word on one side, FR. on the other. (Quizlet has several online flashcards.)
Listen to French music! Some of my favourites:

Angele - Balance ton Quoi
Jill Barber - J'attendrai
Stromae - Carmen/Alors on Dance/Papaoutai
Edif Piath - La vie en Rose
Camille - Le Festin
Aya Nakamura - Djadja
Luisa Sobral - Je t'adore
Indila - Derniere Danse


Here are some playlists/songs that might help too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1l8sMIVFSoM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PukutKkEpg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbRGcYP8iBM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l88YDeBPF00
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAakr8lZJvA

TL/DR: Just try to be consistent in learning, and surround yourself with the language. It really helps!
Hope you found this useful!


Bonne chance et j'espere que tu reussiras vos examens dans le futur!
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