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    I am currently in year 11 and will be sitting my exams in May. So far, I have decided upon taking Maths, Chemistry and History, however, I want another essay based subject and I am unsure as to which one would be the best to take. Initially I was leaning more towards RS but following my Of Mice and Men paper result on Thursday with the WJEC(A*), I’ve been thinking about taking English Lit. Which of the two, RS and English Lit is more respectable? And, is there a lot of reading at A Level for English Lit? Because I hate reading.

    English lit involves a lot of reading my sister does it she even has 2 books to read through summer so if readings not your thing do rs
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    There will be lots of reading in English Literature - one of my best friends does it and there's poems as well as books to do. If you're not really into reading then maybe it wouldn't be the best option for you.

    However, you do need to pick what interests you. That way you'll be much more likely to put the effort in for revising when it comes to exams. Plus, if you don't enjoy that subject now, why would pick a job in it? If RS is more interesting for you than English Literature (or vice versa) then you should go for it.

    Equally, do play to your strengths. Sometimes it takes actually looking at your final exam grades to see what you really wan to do. I wasn't entirely sure on picking history over English Language and Literature as my mock exam grades were pretty for English than history. However, my history GCSE grade (A*) was better than my English so I picked history. I was conflicted because I liked both of them, and I'm really enjoying doing As history.

    In short, pick what you enjoy and don't put too much stress on what you want to pick. We had a few weeks of being able to swap subjects at my sixth form anyways. Compare your final grades and how much you enjoy each subject. If you still can't decide just flip a coin. Chances are, you'll decide which one you really want to pick before looking at the result.

    Hope this helps!😊

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