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    Hello everyone. I am in year 11 right now and have picked my a levels but still can change them. I have picked history, English lit, separately English language, and maths. I'm just a but worried that because I'm picking both language and lit separately and not combined unis will considered it combined anyway. I don't have the option of combined English lit and lang. Does this mean that my 2 a levels will be considered as 1 by unis? And is that bad.
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    In your case I would probably choose either one or the other - the 2 courses sound very similar and, like you said, universities may not consider both of them. However that only matters if you take both of them to A2 level as well!

    Are there any other subjects you're seriously considering?

    What do you want to do at uni?
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    (Original post by suirrel)
    In your case I would probably choose either one or the other - the 2 courses sound very similar and, like you said, universities may not consider both of them. However that only matters if you take both of them to A2 level as well!

    Are there any other subjects you're seriously considering?

    What do you want to do at uni?

    Hey, well yes that what I was thinking.

    I'm considering doing spanish and History dual honors at uni. But I really don't want to do language at A level, because I can only do french because I haven't done spanish before and I haaatteee french after doing it for 5 years now. I don't know what to do. I love English and there is nothing else on my curriculum that interests me. Should I drop one of the English at the end of the year 12 do you think?
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    (Original post by suirrel)
    In your case I would probably choose either one or the other - the 2 courses sound very similar and, like you said, universities may not consider both of them. However that only matters if you take both of them to A2 level as well!

    Are there any other subjects you're seriously considering?

    What do you want to do at uni?
    Believe me, they're not similar. I recommend Lit OP!

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    Believe me, they're not similar. I recommend Lit OP!

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    Haha what are the main differences between lit and lang. And what do you mean by "lit OP"?
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    Language is very very scientific. It relies a lot on linguistic theory and scholarship. Lit is obviously more literature based, looking more at poetry and the like

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    (Original post by kathleenodonovan)
    Hey, well yes that what I was thinking.

    I'm considering doing spanish and History dual honors at uni. But I really don't want to do language at A level, because I can only do french because I haven't done spanish before and I haaatteee french after doing it for 5 years now. I don't know what to do. I love English and there is nothing else on my curriculum that interests me. Should I drop one of the English at the end of the year 12 do you think?
    Hmm well are you sure uni courses would let you do a language at university level without having studied a MFL to A level?

    You should do A levels you enjoy, so if you prefer English then do both lit and lang!
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    (Original post by suirrel)
    Hmm well are you sure uni courses would let you do a6 language at university level without having studied a MFL to A level?

    You should do A levels you enjoy, so if you prefer English then do both lit and lang!
    Well I looked at Manchester and some other unis, for dual course 'spanish and History' it says they only require a language up to gcse at a grade B or A (depends on what uni) so yea. Also I'm worried that I shouldn't do a joint honors at uni because some say it's less respected because it goes into less depth? Any ideas
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    (Original post by kathleenodonovan)
    Also I'm worried that I shouldn't do a joint honors at uni because some say it's less respected because it goes into less depth? Any ideas
    I don't think that applies at all to language things, as they're soooo sought after!
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    Hi there! I went through a similar situation as you when picking my AS levels. I wanted to do English Literature and English Language as two separate A levels. My school denied me because they were 'too similar'. I ended up choosing English Language. If you want to apply to Oxbridge or Russell Group pick English Lit. It goes without saying that if you want to do English Literature anywhere, pick it, or the combined Lit&Lang option.

    They are different, I protested so myself but to no avail. However top unis don't like both being taken so schools play to the whole 'make them applying to the 'top' a possibility even if they don't want to' card.

    Good luck with whichever AS Levels you choose
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    (Original post by kathleenodonovan)
    Haha what are the main differences between lit and lang. And what do you mean by "lit OP"?
    OP means 'original poster'

    Language is more theory based like another poster mentioned. It lacks room for interpretation if you like that sort of thing. It also has a lottttttttt of terminology to learn and the essays are quite difficult to get my head around if I'm honest.

    If you prefer reading and poetry then Lit is the way to go - I wish I had done it! Good luck anyway
 
 
 
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