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Hi everyone,

I'm in year 11 and next year I have picked Maths, Economics, History and English Lit, only I am having doubts as to whether English Lit is the right option and I am torn between keeping with that or changing (as we are allowed to do) to Geography.

I think I will get an A* in English Lit (although I reckon it will be very tight between that and an A), and I got an A* in Geography when I did it early (we all did an option early) in year 9. My teacher said that my grade was the highest in the year for those who picked Geography (sorry, just saying not boasting or anything ), but obviously I haven't done it since year 9 which might put me at a disadvantage if I did it at A Level.t

I want to go on to study Economics at a Russell Group uni, and have a career in finance, if that helps.

Thanks a lot if you can give me advice
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(Original post by joddcfc)
Hi everyone,

I'm in year 11 and next year I have picked Maths, Economics, History and English Lit, only I am having doubts as to whether English Lit is the right option and I am torn between keeping with that or changing (as we are allowed to do) to Geography.

I think I will get an A* in English Lit (although I reckon it will be very tight between that and an A), and I got an A* in Geography when I did it early (we all did an option early) in year 9. My teacher said that my grade was the highest in the year for those who picked Geography (sorry, just saying not boasting or anything ), but obviously I haven't done it since year 9 which might put me at a disadvantage if I did it at A Level.t

I want to go on to study Economics at a Russell Group uni, and have a career in finance, if that helps.

Thanks a lot if you can give me advice

Hey,
I'm a student and I finished my A level exams a couple of days ago. I did both Geography and English Literature at A2 so I hope I can help you if you'd like to chat
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I'd say take Eng Lit - you've not been doing Geo for a while, so might struggle to get back into it, whereas with English you've been doing it much more recently

I took English Lit and I absolutely love it :love:
If you have any course specific questions, I'm happy to help
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Choose English Literature, it's a fun subject to do at A-Level. ^_^


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Hi everyone,

I'm in year 11 and next year I have picked Maths, Economics, History and English Lit, only I am having doubts as to whether English Lit is the right option and I am torn between keeping with that or changing (as we are allowed to do) to Geography.

I think I will get an A* in English Lit (although I reckon it will be very tight between that and an A), and I got an A* in Geography when I did it early (we all did an option early) in year 9. My teacher said that my grade was the highest in the year for those who picked Geography (sorry, just saying not boasting or anything ), but obviously I haven't done it since year 9 which might put me at a disadvantage if I did it at A Level.t

I want to go on to study Economics at a Russell Group uni, and have a career in finance, if that helps.

Thanks a lot if you can give me advice
History is hard and a lot of essay work and maths is pretty hard too. Geog is a facillitating subject so well respected by unis and not much essay work, very interesting and an easy subject to understand. If i was you i would go with that. Ive just done AS geog and it is very diverse with physical and human geog. If you already doubt eng lit then i think you should go with your heart and do geog. A lot easier too.
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Geography A-level is fantastic, the only subject I didn't regret doing besides science.
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Geography isn't that difficult, considering that my school did 3/4 of the same modules that I did in GCSE, which consisted of almost all the same content. It helped though that I remembered a lot from GCSE geography, and that I got an A* in it.

AS geography is rather interesting, if a bit GCSE like. But A2 is quite a fair bit tougher.
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Hey,
I'm a student and I finished my A level exams a couple of days ago. I did both Geography and English Literature at A2 so I hope I can help you if you'd like to chat

Hi, which did you enjoy more? And which did you find the hardest?

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I'd say take Eng Lit - you've not been doing Geo for a while, so might struggle to get back into it, whereas with English you've been doing it much more recently

I took English Lit and I absolutely love it :love:
If you have any course specific questions, I'm happy to help

Thanks I'm going to email my old year 9 geography teacher tomorrow and see if he thinks I'll be up to it.

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History is hard and a lot of essay work and maths is pretty hard too. Geog is a facillitating subject so well respected by unis and not much essay work, very interesting and an easy subject to understand. If i was you i would go with that. Ive just done AS geog and it is very diverse with physical and human geog. If you already doubt eng lit then i think you should go with your heart and do geog. A lot easier too.

Is Geography typically more respected by unis than English Lit?


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Geography A-level is fantastic, the only subject I didn't regret doing besides science.


Speaking of science, would you say that the physical part of Geography is more science based at A Level than at GCSE?

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Geography isn't that difficult, considering that my school did 3/4 of the same modules that I did in GCSE, which consisted of almost all the same content. It helped though that I remembered a lot from GCSE geography, and that I got an A* in it.

AS geography is rather interesting, if a bit GCSE like. But A2 is quite a fair bit tougher.
What exam board are you doing? And as for A2, I would imagine that becuase Geog/English Lit would be the subject I'm least 'into', I wouldn't carry on with it in year 13.
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Thanks everyone for the replies




Hi, which did you enjoy more? And which did you find the hardest?




Thanks I'm going to email my old year 9 geography teacher tomorrow and see if he thinks I'll be up to it.




Is Geography typically more respected by unis than English Lit?






Speaking of science, would you say that the physical part of Geography is more science based at A Level than at GCSE?



What exam board are you doing? And as for A2, I would imagine that becuase Geog/English Lit would be the subject I'm least 'into', I wouldn't carry on with it in year 13.
I wouldnt say its more respected than lit but its not less respected either, they are both facillitating subjects so both respected. What i had ment in my most earlier is for you not to consider eng lit as the only respected 1, geog is respected just as much tho not every1 who dont do it realises that. I personally think geog is a pretty easy subject to do and very intetesting and with your other harder/more work choices it would ease your work load more than lit would i imagine as lit is another hard essay based subject like history.
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I wouldnt say its more respected than lit but its not less respected either, they are both facillitating subjects so both respected. What i had ment in my most earlier is for you not to consider eng lit as the only respected 1, geog is respected just as much tho not every1 who dont do it realises that. I personally think geog is a pretty easy subject to do and very intetesting and with your other harder/more work choices it would ease your work load more than lit would i imagine as lit is another hard essay based subject like history.
Thanks, yeah I must admit that if Geog and Lit are both equally respected but Geog would ease my work load, the that's a big pro of Geography. Kind of like value for money, if you get my analogy?
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Thanks, yeah I must admit that if Geog and Lit are both equally respected but Geog would ease my work load, the that's a big pro of Geography. Kind of like value for money, if you get my analogy?
Well put it this way, im autistic and dyslexic and not a usual A grade person but i have found geog to be both enjoyable and easy. Not saying you wont enjoy lit or find it easy but as your doing essay based history and other hard subjects i think if you have an interest in geog then i would recommend doing it as it is diverse and not so much work. Best thing to do is to check what exam board the subjects will be with and then look at sept specs for each and see if you fancy the syllabus of 1 or the other more before making your mind up.
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Speaking of science, would you say that the physical part of Geography is more science based at A Level than at GCSE?
I would say so, particularly at A2 depending on the topics you choose. But it's not heavily centred around science - more snippets of information that you can apply to gain credit for having your own knowledge really.
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I would say so, particularly at A2 depending on the topics you choose. But it's not heavily centred around science - more snippets of information that you can apply to gain credit for having your own knowledge really.
Thanks, the AS physical topics are coasts and rivers which I would imagine have a fair bit of science in but nothing I couldn't handle
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Well put it this way, im autistic and dyslexic and not a usual A grade person but i have found geog to be both enjoyable and easy. Not saying you wont enjoy lit or find it easy but as your doing essay based history and other hard subjects i think if you have an interest in geog then i would recommend doing it as it is diverse and not so much work. Best thing to do is to check what exam board the subjects will be with and then look at sept specs for each and see if you fancy the syllabus of 1 or the other more before making your mind up.
Okay, thanks for the help
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i just finished A2 English literature and history and i have to say i loved both! 3 of my best friends did geography and hated it but definitely each to their own and go by your strengths
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i just finished A2 English literature and history and i have to say i loved both! 3 of my best friends did geography and hated it but definitely each to their own and go by your strengths
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Thanks everyone for the replies




Hi, which did you enjoy more? And which did you find the hardest?




Thanks I'm going to email my old year 9 geography teacher tomorrow and see if he thinks I'll be up to it.




Is Geography typically more respected by unis than English Lit?






Speaking of science, would you say that the physical part of Geography is more science based at A Level than at GCSE?



What exam board are you doing? And as for A2, I would imagine that becuase Geog/English Lit would be the subject I'm least 'into', I wouldn't carry on with it in year 13.
I don't think it matters how hard it is. It's what you enjoy and what you'll want to work on. I found geography harder especially as at GCSE I didn't do much physical geography.

How do you feel about each one? What topics are in each one? I enjoyed English literature more enjoyable. There's texts to chance the way you see things and English lit skills are transferable.

In the first couple of weeks you could change subjects too. That's what I did
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I don't think it matters how hard it is. It's what you enjoy and what you'll want to work on. I found geography harder especially as at GCSE I didn't do much physical geography.

How do you feel about each one? What topics are in each one? I enjoyed English literature more enjoyable. There's texts to chance the way you see things and English lit skills are transferable.

In the first couple of weeks you could change subjects too. That's what I did
Thanks for your reply For Geography, AS is coasts, rivers, population and energy; Literature has comedy and tragedy as far as I am aware.
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