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What’s it like in comparison to GCSE? How much reading is involved?? Does it take up the most time out of all of your subjects??
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Personally I found that it took the least revision time out of my subjects as there is less “content” to learn but that doesn’t make it easier and you still have to work hard. If you like reading the reading will be fine, I covered 3 texts at AS (prose, drama and poetry anthology) and 3 texts at A2 (prose, drama and poetry anthology) and 2 texts for course work (both novels)- I thought that was ok. My main advice is if you like English then go for it you’ll love it, if not it’s not worth it, but I would give you the same advice for any subject you take. Compared to GCSE the way you analyse texts doesn’t change it’s just more in depth and you have to take into account comparisons to other extra reading texts and critics quotes aswell.
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I hated it. Worst decision of my life. Lots of reading like read 5 books and 20 poems.
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Personally I found that it took the least revision time out of my subjects as there is less “content” to learn but that doesn’t make it easier and you still have to work hard. If you like reading the reading will be fine, I covered 3 texts at AS (prose, drama and poetry anthology) and 3 texts at A2 (prose, drama and poetry anthology) and 2 texts for course work (both novels)- I thought that was ok. My main advice is if you like English then go for it you’ll love it, if not it’s not worth it, but I would give you the same advice for any subject you take. Compared to GCSE the way you analyse texts doesn’t change it’s just more in depth and you have to take into account comparisons to other extra reading texts and critics quotes aswell.
I personally really enjoyed English Lit A level but my brother says how he literally hates it and it was the worst choice of his life choosing it?? Idk what to do haha
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What’s it like in comparison to GCSE? How much reading is involved?? Does it take up the most time out of all of your subjects??
If you enjoy English Literature then do it!
But don't do it thinking it's going to be your easy or chilled out subject!
It is hard!

I do:
- 4 prose texts ( need to know inside out! One is closed book!)
- pre 1900 poetry - need to remember 14 poems
- you also have to do unseen and unseen prose
- also do coursework which is 20% where you pick to texts and a Q and write 2500 words on it... well for me anyway

It is hard and there is a lot of content that you need to remember as well as quotes key techniques etc
You need to have great essay skills because it is an essay based subject etc
If you have any specific questions feel free to message me :-)
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