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    Hi there, new to student room so please be gentle with me!
    I'm hoping to apply to uni to start Sept 2017 and would like to enrol for an English degree with a view to eventually teaching at secondary school. However, I'm struggling to decide which degree may stand me in the best stead longterm . English literature or English language or a combination of the two?
    Many thanks in advance for any advice.
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    Don't do it, unless you go in the top 5.
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    (Original post by Josb)
    Don't do it, unless you go in the top 5.
    Not sure what you mean?
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    I'd say either the mixture or English Literature. The mixture might not be a bad idea, because our generation missed out on proper teaching of grammar, but we will be expected to teach it in secondary schools.
    I've been accepted for a secondary English PGCE and I did English with Creative Writing.


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    english is mickey mouse, do a proper degree or go straight into work
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    English Literature generally has a higher reputation, but a combination of Literature & Language would also be feasible. Good luck with your application.
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    Combination as you'd be expected to teach both.

    A passion for reading/poetry would help.

    The students at my school have currently been studying Blood Brothers, Lord of the Flies and The Curious Incident of the Missing Dog as well as a lot of poetry. They find it boring, you need to find it fun and engage with them.
 
 
 
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