A level help/ EnglishWatch
Is Literature more important/valuable than language in terms of getting to the better university's and for jobs in the article writing/journalism industry?
Having said this, if you have found Language more enjoyable than Literature, then go ahead with that choice. People tend to do better in A Levels the enjoy rather than the ones they "need" to get into specific unis.
Hope this helps a little!
Good luck with your A Levels though x
I completely agree with everything that was said by clockwork30 above and I think they have provided you with some very solid advice
I took History, Geography and English Literature at A-Level and am going on to study an English Literature degree this September in order to (hopefully) pursue a career in publishing/editing. Personally, I would definitely go for English Literature as it really refines your ability to write whilst also enabling you to become more critical and perceptive. Studying English Literature at A-Level gives you so much more freedom in terms of your ability to come up with your own interpretations, rather than just going off of what your teacher has told you a quote means. This, in my case, definitely helped me to become more imaginative and is something that the Journalism industry love to see. If you want to stand out in a competitive industry you need to have a personal flair, something that you would definitely gain studying English Literature. With the addition of studying History, your writing technique, in general, will really flourish.
It should also be noted, like stated above, that English Literature tends to be more reputable as a subject rather than English Language and is regarded as a facilitating subject. Although it will probably be regarded higher than English Language, that isn't to say that you have to take English Literature in order to undertake a Journalism degree, or anything in that nature. Most universities state that it is recommended to take English Literature or English Literature and Language so the choice is up to you.
I would also recommend looking into what texts, or genres, your sixth form/college study for their English Literature course as this could help in determining whether you will be interested in the subject at a higher level.
As said by the user above, if you truly prefer Language over Literature then take it! A-Levels are so much easier when you actually enjoy what you are studying. Although English Literature is somewhat more reputable, this means nothing if you take the subject, dislike it and end up not doing that great in it when you could have taken Language and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Wishing you all the best!