Planning on doing English literature for a level, just wondering how difficult it is compared to gcse?
What is English literature a level like? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 09-10-2017 16:58
- 09-10-2017 18:05
It's very different to GCSE in the ways they want you to write essays. It probably depends what exam board you will be on but for AQA there are specific things they want you to include such as context and links to the theory and so on that you need to know in relation to the text. I found the transition quite hard (I'm still struggling) but the texts we are doing make up for it because I really enjoy reading them and discussing them in class.
- 11-10-2017 19:56
Currently in year 13 taking English Literature (AQA Exam Board). The transition was really hard and the first few essays I did were graded as Es and Ds. We finished our coursework in year 12 so it's less stress on our backs now. My teacher is quite helpful cuz she provides us with a wider reading list that helps with context and stuff. I find that I like the poetry sections more than the prose since I didn't really like our set texts
- 11-10-2017 20:00
Seriously though i really did enjoy it. Fair bit of reading but definitley manageable when you consider theres plays and poems as well as novels. I felt like out of all my a level subjects, english lit felt like the one with the easiest transition from gcse to a levels