Eng Lit/Lang Watch
my teacher said im better at Literature than Lang but Eng Lang is similar to media studies but im aiming for an A/A* in media studies...
(Lit - B)
em sorry but could anyone clarify this for me lol...
is it like original writing and analysing films as well in terms of camera shots and suspence and the effects they create
Anyway, in English language you will analyse about 8 different types of text on the day of the exam and write about the use of lexis, grammar, phonology, graphology, pragmatics, discourse, semantics and these are the frameworks you will be using for your analysis.
There is a coursework module with the exam board I am using, and it is basically finding a particular type of text and writing in the same type of style, so for my first piece, I did an extract from a novel, using the same type of language as they would in a real novel. My second piece was a music review. If you're doing writing for a newspaper, I think you need to come up with specific newspapers to give an idea of which style of writing you are trying to recreate.
Ask yourself which one you enjoy more, literature or language. I think most people should be fine with English Language as long as you can analyse text well, which you probably do in History and Media anyway, there shouldn't really be a problem.
its really weird isnt it my essay skills in History and media are spot on but im not so good at english tho im getting B's lol
also i have a question but its not really related in a way but do all teachers that teach at a secondary school- SATS/GCSES, teach A level as well?
are some english teachers that teach yr7/8/9/10/11 only qualified to teach English Language or English Lit at A level?
or are all english teachers qualified to teach both Language and Literature at A level?