Don't worry about it, I got an A at GCSE english language, and didn't even take english lit, but hold a deferred offer from cambridge for next year. I was't asked about anything exam related, they focused on the essays I'd submitted, my set-texts and a poem. Just concentrate on reading, and your responses to the things you've read. Good luck!(Original post by coopiesugar)
I'm planning on applying to study English in 2005 (unless I fail all of my AS-Levels! Argh: results time getting closer!). I didn't do too badly with my GCSEs overall (3 A*s and 7 As), but I didn't get an A* in English Language. They'll probably ask me about it in the interview, right? If so, what do I say? To be honest, I thought I would get the A*, and think I was predicted to get it. The coursework wouldn't have let me down either, but I don't have a valid excuse like, "My pet giraffe had the sniffles, and I was upset about it during the exam" (such an overused excuse nowadays, don't you think?).
Has anybody else had to excuse themselves for not getting the right grade and if so, what did you say? Anyone hoping to do English, or are already? Is it horribly, terribly, disgustingly difficult??
Bye for now, Katie x
Do they actually matter?