English Literature or English Language?

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So I recently got my gcse results and I got a C in English Literature but I got a B in English Language. I think I was only one mark of a B in English Literature but I don't know whether it's best for me to do English Language instead of English Literature at A-Level. Somebody help!
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It really depends on what you WANT to do. They are two totally different courses. I took English language because I ADORE the structure of the English language, and how lexis is used. I would have hated to do English Literature and analyse WHY everything is done. I would have hated reading books I didn't personally choose, and would have hated picking out little details from it. So really, it depends on what you'd rather do!
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I think English language is really boring at A level!
You should do something else.
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English Literature is more respected as it is seen as 'harder'. But there is no point picking it if you hate reading an analysing. I've picked to do English Literature and I can't wait!
My sixth form (or any near me) don't offer English Language on its own, they either do Lit+Lang or just Lit.
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i honestly found english literature absolutely pointless but my essay writing did improve considerably, so maybe that.
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(Original post by Lottie97)
English Literature is more respected as it is seen as 'harder'. But there is no point picking it if you hate reading an analysing. I've picked to do English Literature and I can't wait!
My sixth form (or any near me) don't offer English Language on its own, they either do Lit+Lang or just Lit.
is lit+lang and lit equally respected a levels or is lit more respected?
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is lit+lang and lit equally respected a levels or is lit more respected?
I don't have a clue to be honest But I'd say lit+lang because theres two, but I'm not sure. I've had teachers tell me its pointless to do both because universities don't care about lang, but then I've had other teachers tell me it's great to do both!
I think overall it just depends what you'd prefer to do, obviously if you went into getting a degree in English Lang they'd prefer it but apart from that I don't think they're too bothered about both.
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is lit+lang and lit equally respected a levels or is lit more respected?
Literature is facilitating whereas combined is not, so people generally consider lit more respected. But the difference isn't massively important!

OP, I got a higher grade in language but took literature as I prefer it, choose the one you'll enjoy more

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I did both English literature and English language at AS and I found English language to be the easier option. I got an A* at GCSE so language has always been my favourite but literature is a facilitating subjects and is more respected than language. I got an A in lit at GCSE but struggled with AS, it's pretty challenging. There's a lot of reading too, especially at A2! It's all about whether you're up for doing lots of reading and if you have an analytical mind - if yes then choose lit, if not then go for language. Good luck!*
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