Hello! I'm sorry to hear you're finding french hard and stressful. I'm doing it at uni and found the a-level tricky but it can be so rewarding and I promise it will come together if you keep working at it. Some of my best advice would be to find things you like that you can engage with in the language and immerse yourself in that. Literally any interest you have you can probably find french YouTube videos etc on it. In terms of actual exam practice, I know past papers can be really tricky but they're so helpful to learn from! If you have time I'd recommend doing some (or at least parts of some), marking them using mark schemes online then (most importantly), making lists of errors, new vocab etc that you can look over and learn from in future. For speaking, lots of listening practice should help and also just speaking french to yourself (or ideally other people if you can find a way of doing that, perhaps online or with the people in your class). You can do it! Getting a 9 at GCSE is a huge achievement and shows you're capable. Lmk if you have questions, I can do my best to help but honestly I think it will eventually click/fall into place. Again, my best advice would be to try to make it as fun as possible and remember why it is you wanted to study french in the first place. It can be a challenge but it's so rewarding and a skill that will serve you for the rest of your life. Bonne chance !