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    I'm starting sixth form in September and I have decided to take Art, History, English language and English literature as separate A levels. Is it too much to be doing both Englishes?
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    (Original post by idcosta)
    I'm starting sixth form in September and I have decided to take Art, History, English language and English literature as separate A levels. Is it too much to be doing both Englishes?
    Not really, no. There will be plenty of people who will come on here to tell you you mustn't do anything except STEM subjects, but clearly you are an arts person through and through, and you must do the subjects you want to do and will do well in. Plenty of people do both.
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    Don't listen to anyone who would tell you it's 'too much' to take both Englishes, and it puts you at no disadvantage either! I took English Lit, Language and Media and secured 4 (good) university places, they may even commend you on your passion for English if you apply to do one at university. If you're an English-y person definitely take those subjects! You'll enjoy the A Level process so much more!
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    (Original post by idcosta)
    I'm starting sixth form in September and I have decided to take Art, History, English language and English literature as separate A levels. Is it too much to be doing both Englishes?
    I did both and for me personally, it wasn't that much. They did complement each other a lot and your essay writing and unseen analysis skills will improve immensely if you take both.

    The only trouble I had with taking both was writing too much about language/linguistics in my Literature essays. So for me, switching between the two and writing in very different ways was a struggle for me. But I coped just fine with the workload and content.

    Revision does get annoying when you have countless and countless papers flying out the back of your book though!
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    (Original post by idcosta)
    I'm starting sixth form in September and I have decided to take Art, History, English language and English literature as separate A levels. Is it too much to be doing both Englishes?
    art a level? would do you want to become an artist ?
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    (Original post by The Empire Odyssey)
    I did both and for me personally, it wasn't that much. They did complement each other a lot and your essay writing and unseen analysis skills will improve immensely if you take both.

    The only trouble I had with taking both was writing too much about language/linguistics in my Literature essays. So for me, switching between the two and writing in very different ways was a struggle for me. But I coped just fine with the workload and content.

    Revision does get annoying when you have countless and countless papers flying out the back of your book though!
    Hey
    I hope you don't mind me asking but after you had taken both separately, did this affect your university application? With those two, what other A level subject or subjects did you take? I know you've long finished A levels lol but it's making some of us nervous at school because there was a rumour that doing both is only seen as one A level since it's already offer together already. Apparently, it's the same for maths and further maths, Business and Economics, that there is A level applied courses for these. This sounds silly though but my good friend ever since then hasn't stopped worrying that she won't get offers since she still hasn't heard from her universities yet though she sent off her application in early October. I don't know. I do remember reading a policy somewhere about economics and business but not English Language and English Literature
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    (Original post by Cherry82)
    Hey
    I hope you don't mind me asking but after you had taken both separately, did this affect your university application? With those two, what other A level subject or subjects did you take? I know you've long finished A levels lol but it's making some of us nervous at school because there was a rumour that doing both is only seen as one A level since it's already offer together already. Apparently, it's the same for maths and further maths, Business and Economics, that there is A level applied courses for these. This sounds silly though but my good friend ever since then hasn't stopped worrying that she won't get offers since she still hasn't heard from her universities yet though she sent off her application in early October. I don't know. I do remember reading a policy somewhere about economics and business but not English Language and English Literature
    No it did not. What you've heard is mere gossip.

    All of what you just said is not true. The separate English A-levels offer different skills and knowledge.

    Tell your friend to stop worrying. It can take up to several months for unis to take a look at applications. She is not the only application admissions has to look at. She needs to have a little bit more patience!
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    No it did not. What you've heard is mere gossip.

    All of what you just said is not true. The separate English A-levels offer different skills and knowledge.

    Tell your friend to stop worrying. It can take up to several months for unis to take a look at applications. She is not the only application admissions has to look at. She needs to have a little bit more patience!
    Thanks for responding x
    I thought so too. I told her I was going to ask others, hopefully people who have done both and are already in uni which I have on her behalf. But in response to that, she told me today, how she had called up Cambridge and LSE then was told how doing both could affect her application since it doesn't apparently cover a broad range of subjects so if they were stuck on choosing an applicant where both have similar achievements/have meet their entry requirements- they would have to consider their subject combinations if the competition was high that particular year or something along those lines. I don't really understand. I'm not applying to Cambridge so I'm not bothered lol
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    (Original post by Cherry82)
    Thanks for responding x
    I thought so too. I told her I was going to ask others, hopefully people who have done both and are already in uni which I have on her behalf. But in response to that, she told me today, how she had called up Cambridge and LSE then was told how doing both could affect her application since it doesn't apparently cover a broad range of subjects so if they were stuck on choosing an applicant where both have similar achievements/have meet their entry requirements- they would have to consider their subject combinations if the competition was high that particular year or something along those lines. I don't really understand. I'm not applying to Cambridge so I'm not bothered lol
    Yeah exactly; you're not applying to somewhere as prestigious as Cambridge. Of course universities like that will have their own rules and regulations. However, the majority of the unis will say it's fine. Cambridge and what not are stuck up - they are both separate subjects that teaches you interchangeable skills, but what you learn are completely different!
 
 
 
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