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    Hi,
    I'm joining the IB curriculum in August. I want to go on to study medicine. The subjects I'm definitely taking are:
    Biology HL
    Chemistry HL
    Mandarin Ab initio
    Maths SL

    I am confused between English Literature HL and Language and Literature HL. I really like english but do not quite understand the difference between the two. Can someone please explain?

    I also am not sure whether to choose History SL or Psychology SL. I like history and am quite good at it. i have never studied psychology but it sounds interesting. I just don't want to end up hating psychology if I take it.

    I would really appreciate it if someone answered these questions as i've been stressing about them a lot!
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    As someone who initially took English Lang. Lit. HL and switched to Lit., I think I can help a bit

    Language and Literature, in my opinion, is a more varied subject because you read and analyze books, but also look into texts like speeches, and advertisements. In general, there is much more variety within the course components and the types of assessment that you do.
    Literature, however, is almost entirely focused on analysing various texts in terms of literary devices and the author's intentions. You will have to read a lot of books and poems, but what those are depends in large part on your school/teacher.
    I guess it all depends on what aspects of English you prefer - if you enjoy writing creatively (e.g. articles) more than analysis, I would choose Lang. Lit.
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    (Original post by _KF_)
    As someone who initially took English Lang. Lit. HL and switched to Lit., I think I can help a bit

    Language and Literature, in my opinion, is a more varied subject because you read and analyze books, but also look into texts like speeches, and advertisements. In general, there is much more variety within the course components and the types of assessment that you do.
    Literature, however, is almost entirely focused on analysing various texts in terms of literary devices and the author's intentions. You will have to read a lot of books and poems, but what those are depends in large part on your school/teacher.
    I guess it all depends on what aspects of English you prefer - if you enjoy writing creatively (e.g. articles) more than analysis, I would choose Lang. Lit.
    Thank you for your answer! It really helped me. I do prefer writing creatively to analysis so I think I'll choose Lang. Lit.
 
 
 

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