A-level English students: Help a Year 11 Watch

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Hi I'm in year 11 and our sixth form choices have to be in for next week. I'm definitely doing English Literature, Sociology and Theatre Studies. I was thinking of English Language for the other but is two English's a bit boring? Is doing two likely to be confusing? Are both subjects clearly different?

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No I don't think it's boring at all. My friend did this and she found doing both - very enjoyable. They're relatively different because English language of course focuses on things like language, how persuasion takes place, grammar etc whereas English Lit looks at poems and novels and how to analyze them
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English Language is different to English Literature, but they both have their similarities. They go really well together and, if you like English, I don't see why you wouldn't be able to study them both. Even if you did get confused, my friend who does English Literature on its own says that there are linguistic terms involved as well, so I imagine it to not be too much of a problem. (Of course, I don't know how much of this is true.)

I'm currently in my second year of doing English Literature and Language Combined at college and love it. It may be a little different to the two courses you're wanting to do, but if you have any questions - I'm here.
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Careful though, some universities don't take A Level English Lit and Language together.
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I would be careful about limiting your options, especially since Eng Lang, Theatre Studies and, to a greater extent, Sociology are not the most respected of A-levels, although if you are set on taking it, then go ahead, it is a useful subject that fits perfectly with Lit (although Lit includes a very large amount of Lang).
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