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Did you study the course? If so, how'd you find it?

What novels did you study?

Tips to get through the course? =P


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+ What exam board did you sit your exams?



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Did you study the course? If so, how'd you find it?

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Exam board was AQA A.

Found it good considering I'm doing a degree in English.

Texts we studied at AS were: Birdsong, Regeneration, Oxford Book of War Poetry, Not About Heroes and Journeys End.

A2: Wuthering Heights, Enduring Love, Othello, Picture of Dorian Gray and A Woman of No Importance.

Tips: make sure you actually read your set texts more than once and practice those essays! Also make sure you know a little about linguistics and a lot about literary terminologies, concepts and theories. For example at least two theories would suffice.
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Did you study the course? If so, how'd you find it?

What novels did you study?

Tips to get through the course? =P


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I have studied English Lit A level on the WJEC exam board. If all goes well on results day, I'll be studying English Lit at uni.

At AS level the exam texts were : Duffy and Pugh Poetry along with Kindertransport (a play) by Diane Samuels.
The AS coursework texts were: The Great Gatsby which you had to do a comparison essay on. I chose to compare it with The Grapes of Wrath. For the creative writing coursework, I took inspiration from Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar

At A2 the exam texts were: King Lear, Oedipus Rex, The Wife of Bath's Prologue & Tale but also unseen Poetry
The A2 coursework texts were: Jane Eyre, Keats, Wide Sargasso Sea

We also looked at other texts throughout the course including: The Wasp Factory, The Collector, The Bloody Chamber & The Yellow Wallpaper. We were also encouraged to read widely outside of lessons.

Advice I would have is ask for help if you are stuck & read all of the texts you are given,

If you want any other tips or have any questions feel free to ask me
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Did you study the course? If so, how'd you find it?

What novels did you study?

Tips to get through the course? =P


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I've just finished doing A level English literature under the WJEC exam board. I adored studying it, however English has always been my favourite subject. I did find A level focuses a little too much on the mark scheme than your ideas, unfortunately, but I suppose that's true of a lot of subjects.

I studied:

AS poetry - Philip Larkin and Dannie Abse

AS novels - The Great Gatsby and Atonement

AS play - Dancing at Lughnasa

A2 poetry - William Blake, and Christina Rossetti

A2 plays - The Tempest, Dr Faustus and A Streetcar Named Desire

A2 novels - Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit

My tips would be: read the novels/plays the summer before the course, so when the rest of the class starts reading them you can re-read them and therefore notice more things.

Also, make sure you do your contextual research, as context became quite a big deal at A level.

Feel free to ask any more questions if you need to
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