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    Hi- I want to study English Literature at university. I got an A* in my English Literature A Level, but I only got Bs in my English Language and English Literature GCSEs. I did end up having 5 teachers though, which was very disruptive. By the time of our mock exam, we had hardly even looked at the poetry. It also meant that we completed our coursework late, because one of our teachers wanted to wait until she could come back and teach us before starting another book.
    Should I get my referee to write about this, or would that be completely pointless? I would ask him first, but I find him slightly intimidating...
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    (Original post by CharlotteM/)
    Hi- I want to study English Literature at university. I got an A* in my English Literature A Level, but I only got Bs in my English Language and English Literature GCSEs. I did end up having 5 teachers though, which was very disruptive. By the time of our mock exam, we had hardly even looked at the poetry. It also meant that we completed our coursework late, because one of our teachers wanted to wait until she could come back and teach us before starting another book.
    Should I get my referee to write about this, or would that be completely pointless? I would ask him first, but I find him slightly intimidating...
    Yes, I think you should, the A* shows you would have been more than capable of achieving that grade at GCSE, had your teaching not been so irregular
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    ok, thankyou
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    A-levels grades are more important than GCSEs, so don't worry.
    However, if you're applying to top unis, make sure they don't require an A in English GCSE.
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    Yes, you should get this explained. It's particularly important since it's the subject you want to study.
 
 
 
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