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    I surprisingly achieved a grade 9 in English Literature GCSE, but, through my personal preference, I believe that I would enjoy Classics more than English Lit on A Level. I'm also Greek, and have already gotten a B in Greek A Level, which is why I'm more interested in Classics as it focuses on Greedy Tragedy, and Greek Literature.

    So, what do you think? Classics or English Lit on A Level?
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    (Original post by tblNick)
    I surprisingly achieved a grade 9 in English Literature GCSE, but, through my personal preference, I believe that I would enjoy Classics more than English Lit on A Level. I'm also Greek, and have already gotten a B in Greek A Level, which is why I'm more interested in Classics as it focuses on Greedy Tragedy, and Greek Literature.

    So, what do you think? Classics or English Lit on A Level?
    Why not do both? What are your other subjects??
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    Why not do both? What are your other subjects??
    My choices are:

    -History
    -Philosophy
    -Classics or English Lit
    -Psychology or Sociology

    *Would you recommend Sociology over Psychology, with the fact that I got a C in Core Science? or it doesn't impact me a lot by having just a C in Core Science?
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    Doesn’t matter as it may not have been Biology that brought your mark down and anyway you will learn about the brain more in depth rather than the whole human body. I’m taking biology, psychology and another subject this September. I am currently doing gcse sociology and I’ve actually gone off it as it is very repetitive, however because you’ve not done it you might enjoy it I would recommend picking 1/2 useful subjects for your future and the rest ones you enjoy. By useful I mean fascilitating, so English lit and history maybe, however if you don’t want to go to oxbridge this won’t matter. Just do subjects you enjoy as any uni will prefer good grades in everything than bad grades in well respected a levels
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    (Original post by Beth286)
    Doesn’t matter as it may not have been Biology that brought your mark down and anyway you will learn about the brain more in depth rather than the whole human body. I’m taking biology, psychology and another subject this September. I am currently doing gcse sociology and I’ve actually gone off it as it is very repetitive, however because you’ve not done it you might enjoy it I would recommend picking 1/2 useful subjects for your future and the rest ones you enjoy. By useful I mean fascilitating, so English lit and history maybe, however if you don’t want to go to oxbridge this won’t matter. Just do subjects you enjoy as any uni will prefer good grades in everything than bad grades in well respected a levels
    Thanks for your response I'll think about it, either way, good luck with your gcses.
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    (Original post by tblNick)
    Thanks for your response I'll think about it, either way, good luck with your gcses.
    Thankyou, and you
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    Don't know much about classic civilisation but English Literature is a 'facilitating subject' so is basically highly regarded by universities (Especially for russel group). I take literature at A level, it is very varied and there is a high emphasis on historical/social context so you'll probably have some overlap with classics depending on the texts and time periods you are studying. In terms of which is more respected, English is definately there haha but its up to you! I think you''ll find English very enjoyable if you're interested in classical civilisation (Tragedy and literature!)
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    (Original post by futuremedic34)
    Don't know much about classic civilisation but English Literature is a 'facilitating subject' so is basically highly regarded by universities (Especially for russel group). I take literature at A level, it is very varied and there is a high emphasis on historical/social context so you'll probably have some overlap with classics depending on the texts and time periods you are studying. In terms of which is more respected, English is definately there haha but its up to you! I think you''ll find English very enjoyable if you're interested in classical civilisation (Tragedy and literature!)
    That's the thing, I wouldn't mind English Literature, but I think Classics would be more enjoyable. Either way, I will think about it!

    Thanks for your response, highly appreciated.
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    (Original post by tblNick)
    I surprisingly achieved a grade 9 in English Literature GCSE, but, through my personal preference, I believe that I would enjoy Classics more than English Lit on A Level. I'm also Greek, and have already gotten a B in Greek A Level, which is why I'm more interested in Classics as it focuses on Greedy Tragedy, and Greek Literature.

    So, what do you think? Classics or English Lit on A Level?
    History, Eng Lit, Classics.

    Classics might not contain any Greek, so check. More like History and English.
 
 
 
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