How did you find English Language A Level to English GCSE?

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Was it a lot more difficult? Different area of English Language subject studied etc?
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Was it a lot more difficult? Different area of English Language subject studied etc?
A level is a lot more scientific - you study language theories and how language is formed rather than just creating it yourself
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A level is a lot more scientific - you study language theories and how language is formed rather than just creating it yourself
Did you get the same grade on your A Level English language as you did the GCSE?
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Did you get the same grade on your A Level English language as you did the GCSE?
I got an A* at GCSE (almost full UMS) and I got an A in my AS, predicted an A* for A2
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Was it a lot more difficult? Different area of English Language subject studied etc?
As Gingerbread said, it's a lot more scientific and mechanical. You learn the "nuts and bolts" of the English Language - how it's formed. So how sentences are constructed at a sentence level, clause level, phrase level and word level.

You also learn about language theories from why theorists believe slang is ruining Standard English; Grammarians thoughts on the problems with translations in the 17th century, to how Children learn to speak and write.

Also, the "did you get the same grade at GCSE and A-level" is pretty irrelevant. One person's intelligence does not signify your own.
Some people will find it hard, easy, interesting, boring, relevant, irrelevant, etc. I knew people who got A* at GCSE and then got Ds at A-levels across the boarder. A-levels is how you apply it. You also don't get spoon-fed most of the time, unlike GCSE.
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