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    I would like to know, firstly, whether I would be able to cope with English Literature at A Level, and secondly, what you think of the AQA course (If you're doing it)?

    I am currently on for high A's in both English Lit and Lang bordering on A*'s so fingers crossed I'll get an A* in at least one of them

    My other A Levels would be Maths, Chemistry, Economics and General Studies. Thanks for any info you have.
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    Yes you should be fine if you're getting As
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    Go for it.
    I chose maths over english and have regretted it since.
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    Sounds like you'd be fine. I have heard that a lot of people find it easier to get an A at a level than an A* at gcse =S

    But yeah you'll be fine. Im tempted to pick it up myself actually aha
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    You'll be fine
    English would sort of widen the range of subjects your taking, you're getting A's now, anddd i don't know anyone who really struggles with English...
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    I currently do the subjects you plan on doing (i.e. Chemistry, Maths, English & Economics - albeit I take Extended Project opposed to Critical Thinking) and it isn't too bad.

    The thing I've found is there is a definite jump in essay writing. All the students in my class got a minimum of A*/A at GCSE and were middling Bs to low As at the beginning of the year. If you read your teacher comments on your essays, and focus on them and target them, within 2-3 essays you should be a comfortable to high A. Those who haven't been attentive to the teacher's comments haven't made this jump yet. Another problem is switching between writing style, between analysis of poetry, to analysis of plays or novels.

    But all in all, its definitely doable.
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    If people getting A/A* at GCSE can't cope then nobody could :p:. I don't do English Lit myself but from the experience of my friends who take it, as long as you enjoy it you'll be fine. Also, I do maths out of your choices and that's fun, I would definitely recommend it; even if you don't want it for your degree, it will look great to your employers.
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    I do English Lit, Maths and Economics. To be honest, if you're getting an A*, why should you not be able to cope? Lol...... I don't think I''m doing AQA, the teacher hasn't made the exam board clear at all! It has only been been mentioned like once, when we started the course because we endeavoured straight into the analysing and stuff. I'd like to warn you, it's a subject that has non-stop discussing. EVERY lesson it's like, you analyse and feedback, also frequent presentations, so you never stop talking, and if you're a quiet one the teacher will pick on you. It can get quite boring constantly analysing, so being enthusiastic is the best way to go about A-level English lit.
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    (Original post by kirky743)
    Sounds like you'd be fine. I have heard that a lot of people find it easier to get an A at a level than an A* at gcse =S
    What! I got an A* at GCSE and an A at A level and no way were those things as easy to get as each other!
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    I think you may struggle: considering you can't conclude that an A/A* is an indication of good performance. Hmmm.
 
 
 

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