English literature without A level?

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How difficult is it to study degree level English Literature without having studied A levels? What kind of things would've been missed, or what they might be lacking having not studied it previously?
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How difficult is it to study degree level English Literature without having studied A levels? What kind of things would've been missed, or what they might be lacking having not studied it previously?
If it's an entry requirement you wouldn't be able to get on the course. If not you will be fine.
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How difficult is it to study degree level English Literature without having studied A levels? What kind of things would've been missed, or what they might be lacking having not studied it previously?
I think you will have missed a lot if you haven't studied at A level - or read widely, independently.

Specifically, having the ability to critique different genres of literature, and understanding basic literary terminology (e.g. metafiction, the self-referential, intertextuality etc). Having a sense of period, and a wider understanding of whether the text is typical to the period/genre is also important. Knowing the mechanics of a text is also important in deconstructing it. And being able to compare different texts -a cross genres, is also a skill you learn at A level.
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How difficult is it to study degree level English Literature without having studied A levels? What kind of things would've been missed, or what they might be lacking having not studied it previously?
I think you will have missed a lot if you haven't studied at A level - or read widely, independently.

Specifically, having the ability to critique different genres of literature, and understanding basic literary terminology (e.g. metafiction, the self-referential, intertextuality etc). Having a sense of period, and a wider understanding of whether the text is typical to the period/genre is also important. Knowing the mechanics of a text is also important in deconstructing it. And being able to compare different texts -a cross genres, is also a skill you learn at A level.
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