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Hi I am currently doing A levels in English Literature, English Language, French and Philosophy & Ethics. I would like to be an English teacher (GCSE). I enjoy all my A levels however I find English Language the least enjoyable due to how much emphasis is on grammar. So if I just did a degree in English Literature would that hinder my chances at all becoming a secondary school English teacher? Or would it look better to do a degree in English (Literature and Language)? For anyone who studies English Literature alone or with language too what is the degree like? What is the jump from A level to degree level like? What do the modules entail?
Many thanks to anyone who replies!
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You can become an English teacher with an English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature degree - it really makes no difference which one you choose. That said, you will be expected to teach literature so a combined degree might be your best option.The jump from A levels will obviously be substantial. All universities have detailed lists of modules and what they cover, these can usually be found on their English Department websites.

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