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hi, I've got my year 10 mocks in June. my first exam is French.

does anyone know how to revise for French? I can't seem to get the tenses stuck in my head!! and does anyone know how to revise for English language and English lit?

pls help


thanks
Reply 1
For English lit, i would recommend doing lots practice essays and memorising at least 10 quotes from each text. Btw r u doing gcses this year or next year?
Reply 2
Original post by Lulu149
hi, I've got my year 10 mocks in June. my first exam is French.
does anyone know how to revise for French? I can't seem to get the tenses stuck in my head!! and does anyone know how to revise for English language and English lit?
pls help
thanks

i dont take french for gcse but in year 9 for homework and revising i used language gym which was pretty useful
Original post by Lulu149
hi, I've got my year 10 mocks in June. my first exam is French.
does anyone know how to revise for French? I can't seem to get the tenses stuck in my head!! and does anyone know how to revise for English language and English lit?
pls help
thanks

for french id recommend using the texbook and going through the modules and creating a couple of really nice 'golden' phrases that are subject specific language inclusive ( for example for holidays use words secific to things about holidays ) and then memorise those for speaking and writing they can help massively. for reading and lstening id just recommend doing past papers at home them marking them but after dont just discard them, go through and make a note of words you didnt know or phrases and tenses you didnt catch.
Hope this helps and good luck! (im doing my gcses in 5 days!)
Reply 4
Original post by User_09
For English lit, i would recommend doing lots practice essays and memorising at least 10 quotes from each text. Btw r u doing gcses this year or next year?

I’m doing them next year! So 2025
Reply 5
Original post by hornygirlxxx
for french id recommend using the texbook and going through the modules and creating a couple of really nice 'golden' phrases that are subject specific language inclusive ( for example for holidays use words secific to things about holidays ) and then memorise those for speaking and writing they can help massively. for reading and lstening id just recommend doing past papers at home them marking them but after dont just discard them, go through and make a note of words you didnt know or phrases and tenses you didnt catch.
Hope this helps and good luck! (im doing my gcses in 5 days!)

Thank you so much xx also good luck on your gcse!! Hope you do well x
Reply 6
Original post by Lulu149
hi, I've got my year 10 mocks in June. my first exam is French.
does anyone know how to revise for French? I can't seem to get the tenses stuck in my head!! and does anyone know how to revise for English language and English lit?
pls help
thanks

Hi! French nerd here!! For learning tenses, what I find helps me is getting a table (you can find one online with a quick google search) of all the conjugations of the tense. Then, using this table, I would write loads and loads of sentences in all the different forms (Je, Il/Elle, Nous are the main important ones and the bare minimum, although ils is frequently used in exam questions). Practice makes perfect for learning tenses especially. This method also helps you kill 2 birds with 1 stone and learn verbs too if you write the English next to the French or vice-versa. Learning tenses is VERY important, so make sure you're rock solid with them. I'd also make a note of the DR MRS VANDERTRAMP verbs. These are the verbs that use etre as the auxillary verb instead of avoir in the past tense. Basically, what this means is, when you would usually say 'J'ai allé', that's WRONG and you have to say 'Je suis allé'. Also, since it's etre, you have to add on an e if you're female, and, if using nous, vous (plural), ils or elles, you have to add on an s to the end. So for example, 'They (f) went' would be "Elles sont allées". The main verbs that follow this rule are all to do with movement, so the main ones are: Aller - to go, Sortir - to go out/exit, Venir - to come, Monter - to go up, Descendre - to go down, Rester - to stay. It's really impressive to get this right because lots of people forget it. I've probably been too confusing, so if you need me to explain anything again, or you just want some help, let me know! :smile:
Reply 7
Original post by xAspect
Hi! French nerd here!! For learning tenses, what I find helps me is getting a table (you can find one online with a quick google search) of all the conjugations of the tense. Then, using this table, I would write loads and loads of sentences in all the different forms (Je, Il/Elle, Nous are the main important ones and the bare minimum, although ils is frequently used in exam questions). Practice makes perfect for learning tenses especially. This method also helps you kill 2 birds with 1 stone and learn verbs too if you write the English next to the French or vice-versa. Learning tenses is VERY important, so make sure you're rock solid with them. I'd also make a note of the DR MRS VANDERTRAMP verbs. These are the verbs that use etre as the auxillary verb instead of avoir in the past tense. Basically, what this means is, when you would usually say 'J'ai allé', that's WRONG and you have to say 'Je suis allé'. Also, since it's etre, you have to add on an e if you're female, and, if using nous, vous (plural), ils or elles, you have to add on an s to the end. So for example, 'They (f) went' would be "Elles sont allées". The main verbs that follow this rule are all to do with movement, so the main ones are: Aller - to go, Sortir - to go out/exit, Venir - to come, Monter - to go up, Descendre - to go down, Rester - to stay. It's really impressive to get this right because lots of people forget it. I've probably been too confusing, so if you need me to explain anything again, or you just want some help, let me know! :smile:

Thank you so much xxxx this was very helpful
Reply 8
Original post by Lulu149
Thank you so much xxxx this was very helpful

Glad to hear I could be of assistance! :smile:

If you have any questions about French feel free to DM me and I will try my best to help you; I'm very passionate about French (which you will probably have noticed from the massive ramble I went on ahaha) and I love helping others, so don't hesitate to reach out! :smile:
Original post by Lulu149
hi, I've got my year 10 mocks in June. my first exam is French.
does anyone know how to revise for French? I can't seem to get the tenses stuck in my head!! and does anyone know how to revise for English language and English lit?
pls help
thanks

use language apps on iphone or videos for languages
i was terrible at french so can’t help you there 😅 but with english lit and lang, you might get bored of hearing this but doing as much questions as you can is an absolute must! also i just binged mr salles video, he’s a lifesaver + his interpretations were always so creative! don’t worry about memorising these quotes and such because doing questions will automatically stick all those quotes straight into your head, but if you do have a problem with memorising, use flashcards! also, ensure that you aren’t writing too much for your questions, because then you’ll be struggling with your time + that’s a major problem.. if i have any other advice i’ll try to keep u posted, but i’m sorry if this wasn’t of use, good luck studying!
Original post by mizerable
i was terrible at french so can’t help you there 😅 but with english lit and lang, you might get bored of hearing this but doing as much questions as you can is an absolute must! also i just binged mr salles video, he’s a lifesaver + his interpretations were always so creative! don’t worry about memorising these quotes and such because doing questions will automatically stick all those quotes straight into your head, but if you do have a problem with memorising, use flashcards! also, ensure that you aren’t writing too much for your questions, because then you’ll be struggling with your time + that’s a major problem.. if i have any other advice i’ll try to keep u posted, but i’m sorry if this wasn’t of use, good luck studying!

I second this, Mr Salles is a hidden gem. His videos have helped me SO much. If you watch all of his videos on the literature you're studying then you'll get at least a 7. I only watched a few of his videos before my mocks in november and managed to get an 8 in lit and lang. Now hoping for 9s this summer :smile:
Original post by xAspect
I second this, Mr Salles is a hidden gem. His videos have helped me SO much. If you watch all of his videos on the literature you're studying then you'll get at least a 7. I only watched a few of his videos before my mocks in november and managed to get an 8 in lit and lang. Now hoping for 9s this summer :smile:

i’m glad i wasn’t the only one! he made me love english so so so much, and also you definitely got this, you’ll definitely get those nines, good luck with your studies :biggrin:
Original post by mizerable
i’m glad i wasn’t the only one! he made me love english so so so much, and also you definitely got this, you’ll definitely get those nines, good luck with your studies :biggrin:

Thank you!! Not sure if you do power & conflict, but his analysis of Bayonet Charge (a war poem) was so excellent I managed to compare it to 'My Last Duchess' (a poem about feminism and the patriarchy) and got 30/30!! Mr Salles for the win! :biggrin:
Original post by xAspect
Thank you!! Not sure if you do power & conflict, but his analysis of Bayonet Charge (a war poem) was so excellent I managed to compare it to 'My Last Duchess' (a poem about feminism and the patriarchy) and got 30/30!! Mr Salles for the win! :biggrin:

that’s really good holey moley, i’m so proud of you!! yes yes i was actually the year w advanced info and that got taken out and i was upset.. my last duchess is such a good poem (i’m so tempted to read it again + release my inner english student..) but i can’t believed you compared it with bayonet charge that is some next level impressiveness.. yeah you’re definitely getting that nine, you don’t need to worry a single bit! ☺️
Reply 15
Original post by xAspect
Glad to hear I could be of assistance! :smile:
If you have any questions about French feel free to DM me and I will try my best to help you; I'm very passionate about French (which you will probably have noticed from the massive ramble I went on ahaha) and I love helping others, so don't hesitate to reach out! :smile:

Ahaha! I will xx

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