Had a couple of weeks of English Literature lessons, and I must say I've had a bad experience. Just some background, I've picked History, Economics and Philosophy and found that I really like them and I know I'll do really well. Will most likely study Philosophy or Law at university, and eventually want to become a journalist.
The problem is with AS Literature, I'm studying from an awful exam board (OCR) and doing poems for which there are no resources to revise from (Robert Frost). In addition to all this, I have an awful teacher who doesn't contribute anything to my understanding, and am in a class with complete clowns - so overall I'm not happy with it at all. I'm weak with poetry, although I am a pretty good writer, so I may be able to cope, but I do not enjoy it at all. I'm definitly planning to drop it for A2.
I won't drop Economics, Philosophy or History next year, I would drop my 4th choice, so should I just drop Literature and choose Politics? I would have a greater chance of getting an A and I would probably enjoy it more. Would Literature at AS mean a lot to universitys?
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- Thread Starter
- 26-09-2010 22:02
- 26-09-2010 22:35
If you don't enjoy it then you should probably drop. I don't think Lit would matter much if you want to go on and study Philosophy or Law. Maybe at Oxbrigde because Lit is considered 'stronger' than Politics but then again they say they don't mind a 'weaker' subject as a third A Level. I would say go with Politics otherwise you'll just hate the rest of your time studying it. Plus, with Lit you've got to do loads of reading around the subject and if you don't like it, it'll be a massive pain. If you want to change, make you sure you tell your head of year soon so that they can timetable you in. We were told 3 weeks was the deadline and then you've got to stick with the choices you made. I've just started AS too and I'm taking English Literature and Philosophy (and want to be a journalist as well lol - omg soulmates! ) Doing Lit with AQA though and with two fantastic teachers and it's always been my favourite subject anyway. It's a shame that something like an exam board and teachers has such a massive impact on whether or not you like a subject but I guess it's the same with everyone. Good luck in whatever you choose!