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    For gcse (aqa) we studied of mice and men as one of our texts. This year (year 13) we are doing our coursework for english lit (edexcel) is it possible to choose of mice and men as one of my texts and great gatsby as the other? I am late to the course and it would save me a lot of time. The edexcel spec doesn't say that this isn't allowed but I feel like it's a bit unfair??
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    (Original post by Lana348)
    For gcse (aqa) we studied of mice and men as one of our texts. This year (year 13) we are doing our coursework for english lit (edexcel) is it possible to choose of mice and men as one of my texts and great gatsby as the other? I am late to the course and it would save me a lot of time. The edexcel spec doesn't say that this isn't allowed but I feel like it's a bit unfair??
    Part of A-level coursework requirement for Literature is to make sure texts are challenging and vigorous... Which essentially means you are not allowed to study texts that is seen of a lesser standard - i.e KS3 or KS4 texts. So your teacher (if having any sense) would not allow you to write about OMAM for your A2 c/w. Even though Great Gatsby is a popular A-level text, I would advise against it and be more original. However, there's nothing wrong with picking different novels by the same authors. Fitzgerald has two great novels I've read called The Beautiful and Damned and Tender is the Night. Steinbeck has some fantastic novels as well like The Grapes of Wrath and East of Eden.

    I would defo not choose OFAM as it's a GCSE text, not an A-level text.
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    Thanks for the clarification
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    Would you reckon that animal farm is a level standard? Im looking for something to compare with A Clockwork Orange.
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    (Original post by Lana348)
    Would you reckon that animal farm is a level standard? Im looking for something to compare with A Clockwork Orange.
    AF is ok. But I'd go for something a bit more complex like 1984 or Fight Club or American Psycho. Something that has just as much merit but not as popular because of the controversy.
 
 
 
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