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    Got an A* in year 10 for Literature WJEC.
    Thinking of doing AS/A2... What do you think?
    a big jump from GCSE?

    The jump for all a levels is fairly big. If you have some ability in the subject, and actually enjoy reading (as apposed to doing other activities, rather than just liking it a bit), you'll be fine. Expect to read roughly 8 books for as and tons more for A2.

    Depends what board you are. I'm on OCR and I didn't find it too big a jump but your essay style will need to improve dramatically. Also context and critical opinions are so much more important.
    I only read 3 books for AS and 4 for A2. And I'll be honest... I don't really like reading. I love plays and most post-1800 poetry but certain books bore me to death.
    Provided you are prepared to do a hell of a lot of practice essays to get your essay style up to scratch and can memorise quotes relatively easily you should be fine.
    Having said all that it was my most enjoyable A level Got a B at AS by the way and an A predicted at A2

    I also got an A* in English Lit at GCSE and I took it for AS level and got an A. Right now, I'm studying English Lit at A2. As the person above me stated, you need to improve your essay writing style, it needs to become more academic and you should build a huge vocabulary. It is a very enjoyable subject provided you put in the effort required of you to get the best grade you can achieve.
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