That's such a shame! Do one at uni! It is true that not many people do them anymore, that's just how it is. I could understand 100% in the exams but you know, it's hard to really know what it's like overseas if you've never been! How's exams?
they're great! mainly because the tests are very different to content subjects like english where you study different texts each year. The tests for the languages are always unseen texts and easy writing questions so not much stress with the exams! except for extension which is crap and there is analysis the same as english but the text is in french/german and the teacher doesn't really know how to analyse texts the way english teachers do