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    Short question: Which would be better for me to take if I want to apply for LLB Law: English Language A2 or English Language + Literature AS?

    Long question:
    I just started a 18-month Edexcel A-Levels course in January 2013, and am taking Mathematics, Further Mathematics (though I might drop this or take it up to AS only), Economics and Accounting.

    I'm planning to apply for an LLB so I want to take an essay-based traditional A-Level as well (as a private candidate as my college doesn't offer more than 4 subjects per student). I'm from Malaysia so my choices are limited; I decided against taking Edexcel History because it's impossible to get reference material here; I don't have the option of subjects like Government & Politics, Classics, etc.

    Apart from English Literature which I don't want to take because I don't think I'd be able to cope especially because my other subjects have a lot of workload on their own, I'm not sure how much I like literature but I probably don't like it enough, and I've never studied lit before, British Council Malaysia only has the following options for an English A-Level (CIE only):

    English Language 8683 (AS) for 2013 and 9093 (A2) for 2014
    (CIE is replacing the 8693 AS-only paper with the 9093 AS & A2 paper starting next year, so I can do the 8693 paper this year and take the A2 papers of 9093 next year to gain my full A-Level. That means no past years...)

    English Language + Literature 8695 (AS only)

    I'd like to know if it'd be better if I take Lang A2 or langlit AS if I want to apply for law. I know lit is generally more respected but I don't think I can handle it.

    Whichever CIE English paper I choose, I'll be sitting for AS in Oct/Nov 2013 and (if applicable) A2 in May/June 2014. (My Edexcel papers are in May/June 2013, January 2014 and May/June 2014.)

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