So I am currently taking AS level English literature having loved the subject at GCSE and being really good at it. I do not know whether it is my teachers harsh marking or Im just not great at it anymore but I have consistantly getting B's and C's (dont get me wrong these are not bad grades but I want to aim higher for the unis I am looking to do to).
I find English lit like a child- I love it to bits but it is so stressful and aggrivating and frustrating that I just find it so difficult to cope with. I HATE coursework and writing essays it drives me mad. However, I love the class itself and have been told that the contributions I make are perceptive and I am very good at analysis- in other words I can articulate myself very well in class and make valuable contributions but when it comes to expressing myself on paper I just get frustrated and do not feel confident at all.
I want to take psychology at uni cos I am good at it but I simply dont love it like I love english. Well I suppose thats not strictly true but I find psychology interesting because I like learning about human thoughts and behaviour but I find it so restrictive whereas English is creative and beautiful and some books and sentences are just works of art. I dont know what to do. Do I get a lower grade in a subject that I find stunning at times but irritating at others and is SUCH hard work but that I have a real deep routed love for? or continue on with other subjects that Im better at and ilkely to get much better grades at but that I do not find so interesting?
Please give your advice. The education system is broken when students feel they must adhere to the grades that universities will want rather than do what they are truely passionate about. But I suppose thats the way the world is
I love english but its so frustrating! Should I carry on with it?
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