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    Hi I am the verge of Doing my gcse and I really would like to know English Literature is like. Is it stressful? Is there a lot to remember keep in mind I generally really like it and I hope I can do it in September
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    I did it for AS and personally didn't enjoy it. We read Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Othello and Death of a Salesman. You have to analyse in immense detail and you do need to remember quotes, as I think all of the exams were closed book, meaning we didn't get the book with us. Except Tess, I think we had that one. It is a lot of work, and you need to read each text you study at least 3 times thoroughly to have a good understanding. It was interesting, yes, but for me, personally, I prefer reading a book without analysing in such detail. I felt I couldn't really enjoy the texts because I had to be analysing every word or phrase, instead of appreciating what was written and the story that was there. I didn't take it for year 2 of A-Levels because I knew I wouldn't enjoy it.
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    Okay, I have to learn Jane eyre (500) pages, doctor fautus (which is the play), wide saggaso sea, and in the mean time (which is the poetry).

    Sweet summer child, what do you know about stress. Do you remember when you only had to memrise 15 poems? I HAVE TO MEMRISE 39 POEMS, SOME OF WHICH I HAVEN'T EVEN COVERED YET AND THE EXAM IS IN 8 WEEKS. that's just As

    For A2, we do all those books I've just mentioned plus king Lear (which is the Shakespeare play) some more poetry by a chap called larkin, this play called Eron. Plus 2000 word coursework on a mordon text and a pre 21st century text.

    Take it though, even if it is stressful because that's education for the next five years of your life. You need this subject it helps to go to uni.

    Enjoy
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