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Hi, so next year Im going to continue on and do A2 english lit at my college but i need another two courses to do along side it. I was thinking on doing an intensive in english language and i was just wondering if it was doable or if anyone had any advice.
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I’ve just finished English language A level. I think it would be doable in a year, obviously as long as you put the work in. Half of the course is skill based i.e. you analyse random texts in the exam (kinda like GCSE). There is a fair amount of content but nothing compared to other subjects and I wouldn’t say it was that difficult to understand.

The only issue you may have is exam technique because it’s quite specific and a lot of marks come from being able to write in a sophisticated and coherent manner. It takes a while to develop the right wrist style but I think it would be one of the better A levels to do in a year.
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Wow thanks for the reply, my English teacher thinks I’ll be fine at it but I’m just worried I won’t be able to handle the work load of that and English lit . I might go for an intensive in sociology as I stand a better chance of getting a good grade in that but I’m just very conflicted between the two.


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I’ve just finished English language A level. I think it would be doable in a year, obviously as long as you put the work in. Half of the course is skill based i.e. you analyse random texts in the exam (kinda like GCSE). There is a fair amount of content but nothing compared to other subjects and I wouldn’t say it was that difficult to understand.

The only issue you may have is exam technique because it’s quite specific and a lot of marks come from being able to write in a sophisticated and coherent manner. It takes a while to develop the right wrist style but I think it would be one of the better A levels to do in a year.
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Wow thanks for the reply, my English teacher thinks I’ll be fine at it but I’m just worried I won’t be able to handle the work load of that and English lit . I might go for an intensive in sociology as I stand a better chance of getting a good grade in that but I’m just very conflicted between the two.

Ah ok, I actually do sociology as well. It’s always got a rep for being “easy” but I found it way harder than English. There’s a lot more content and some of the theories can be quite confusing. It would be a massive challenge to do in a year
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Oh my well that’s me even more confused then 😂I do psychologly and assumed it would’ve helped me cope with sociology a bit more so then jumping into English Lang . They both sound intimidating subjects and I just want to make sure I do the one which I’ll get the better grade out of.
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Ah ok, I actually do sociology as well. It’s always got a rep for being “easy” but I found it way harder than English. There’s a lot more content and some of the theories can be quite confusing. It would be a massive challenge to do in a year
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Ah no! If it were me I’d definitely go English just because there’s less content, and you already do an English so you shouldn’t find it too difficult. Also, I’ve got a few friends who do English, sociology and psychology, and say English is more similar to psych than sociology.
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Ooo I wouldn’t have thought that . This is really turning into a hard decision 😂 I just don’t know what to do. I feel doing English lit and Lang coursework whilst doing As English Lang sounds like a lot to take on but English Lang just sounds more beneficial. Though I imagine I would enjoy sociology more . This decision is too much for me 😂
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Ah no! If it were me I’d definitely go English just because there’s less content, and you already do an English so you shouldn’t find it too difficult. Also, I’ve got a few friends who do English, sociology and psychology, and say English is more similar to psych than sociology.
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