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Due to me being an... idiot. I have left this to the last second.
I have my English Literature GCSE's in a few weeks, and after receiving a 2 in literature, and a low 3 in Language (yes Ik I'm am sooo bad at English) during my Year 11 mocks, I thought to myself that I could either focus on Language, and hopefully manage to get a 5 (and basically neglect literature), or I could manage them both evenly, and maybe (MAYBE) pass them both. I decided that it was more beneficial for me to do the first, and I am now slightly regretting it.

I am now wondering how important the two GCSE's are by themselves, and relative to one another. And I am worried that literature is far more important than I previously thought. All comments regarding this matter are welcome.
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Due to me being an... idiot. I have left this to the last second.
I have my English Literature GCSE's in a few weeks, and after receiving a 2 in literature, and a low 3 in Language (yes Ik I'm am sooo bad at English) during my Year 11 mocks, I thought to myself that I could either focus on Language, and hopefully manage to get a 5 (and basically neglect literature), or I could manage them both evenly, and maybe (MAYBE) pass them both. I decided that it was more beneficial for me to do the first, and I am now slightly regretting it.

I am now wondering how important the two GCSE's are by themselves, and relative to one another. And I am worried that literature is far more important than I previously thought. All comments regarding this matter are welcome.
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English language is a lot more important. When you see a job asking for passes in English and maths they're talking about language, not literature.

Lit is a nice GCSE to have but if you fail it, it isn't the end of the world (unless you're wanting to do an English lit degree or something which I'm guessing you're not).
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English language is a lot more important. When you see a job asking for passes in English and maths they're talking about language, not literature.

Lit is a nice GCSE to have but if you fail it, it isn't the end of the world (unless you're wanting to do an English lit degree or something which I'm guessing you're not).
Thanks for the confirmation, this is what I thought, but after having a conversation with a friend I've been left feeling shaken about literature. It's good to have some confirmation. And btw, I am definitely not going into English, I find it incredibly difficult to force myself to do, and I have much more interest in Maths, Physics, and Computer Science.
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Thanks for the confirmation, this is what I thought, but after having a conversation with a friend I've been left feeling shaken about literature. It's good to have some confirmation. And btw, I am definitely not going into English, I find it incredibly difficult to force myself to do, and I have much more interest in Maths, Physics, and Computer Science.
Ah don't worry about it. Some schools don't even offer English literature so it wouldn't be fair to make it a ''crucial'' GCSE. I'd definitely spend more time revising English language to guarantee a pass.

Good luck!
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