best exam board for English LitWatch
It's not too bad, the books/literature you study is okay, if you have any specific questions I can answer you.
after reading the title why on earth did you decide to have a look at the thread then. creep.
+ You looked a bit lonely as nobody had commented for 3 hours so I thought I'd give it a little bump. Talk about being ungrateful...
I am currently doing AQA Lit B at A2 and I didn't like AS mainly because of the text I did ('God of Small Things') plus I am starting to despise AQA because they marked our exam for lit so harshly; loads of people who were predicted A's got C's and D's and I don't think we were the only school this happened to with this exam :/ sorry to confuse you!
No offence taken, as this was the conclusion I jumped to at first, but our year was divided into two classes as well, with each class having two teachers, so I felt in the end I couldn't really blame them (as much as I kinda wanted to :P)
Well, I suppose that this concludes that AQA Eng Lit A is by far the best exam board!
Uh-oh, I may be doing English Lit A level and I would imagine it would be on OCR because that's the board we're on for GCSE. Seriously considering swapping for Biology now. What exactly have you heard?
I wouldn't worry too much about exam board if I were you, and I hope an exam board won't put off you a subject. I loved A-level English Literature on AQA (this is coming from someone who absolutely hated the GCSE) and I'm very sure that I would have loved it no less, and done just as well in it, had I done it on OCR. At the end of the day, I think the courses are more alike than they are different, and rumors are just rumors after all!
AQA specification is really good, the AOs can be annoying but when you think about what they actually ask, they do ask for all of the things that you need to write a good analysis of a piece of literature (language analysis, context and alternative readings). The exam marking can be erratic, but usually turns out alright at the end of A2. (the last bit is what my teacher told us by the way)
And - the AO's are actually identical across all three main Exam Boards. All that varies is the "theme" you study, and various restrictions they have on choice of coursework texts.
i'm not sure what LITA is like, but LITB is awful. our school, and lots of schools around our area are changing because they've experienced so many problems recently...