try to learn key sentences, words and phrases in both english to french and french to english the studyclix flashcards are prefect for this! also follow essentialfrench on instagram they post loads of helpful tips and tricks for both jc and lc
- quizlet has some ready-made sets of vocab for different topics, and an account there is free.
- i'd recommend listening to french youtube/songs/radio/podcasts, just to get your listening at a high standard. yes, i know native french speakers talk a lot faster than the speakers in the JC exam, but it also helps you prepare for LC - there's a significant jump in the standard and you don't want to be left behind.
- practice speaking out loud - if you have any friends/family who speak french, practice conversing with them.
- always look up new words/phrases from schoolwork comprehensions
- see if you can buy some children's books in french to practice your reading skills
learning a language is about your fluency, and so unlike many subjects you can't just practice exam papers and hope to get away with it. you need to practice a little every day if you hope to get an A/distinction/someday become fluent.