So, I’m taking it in Sept. Want to know if it actually will be any good or not!
Getting 9s at GCSE in all my Eng mocks but I’m well aware it’s very different! Will it complement Science subjects well? Is it one of the harder A levels? Better than Lit, or...?
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English Language - how do you find it??? watch
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- 23-02-2018 14:34
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- 25-02-2018 20:16
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- 25-02-2018 20:19
I have found it in several places, but mostly through when I talk to people or read books.
- 25-02-2018 22:15
I am in second year of taking AQA English Language and loving It, so I will probably be a bit biased here seeing as I am going to be studying it in university and all.
I took literature to AS but dropped it because I was having a hard time with it. In some respects literature is the hardest of the two, and seems to be the most popular. But that does not mean Language is not a good A Level to have. English Language is quite theoretical in parts since you learn some of the basic linguistic theories to socioloinguistics. It also carries on text analysis skills from GCSE but you approach these in a more grammatical way. It also includes a small module on creative writing.
I do better in it because I love It, therefore I am finding it easier than literature. I know many others who struggle with it because its a theoretical way of looking at something usually considered essay based. In that regards it does compliment sciences, specifically the social sciences (Pyschology and Sociology) because it has overlaps.