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So people here always refer to 'HL English' and I have no idea what that means, lol.

I'd really like to apply to a top 10 uni for Law in my undergrad. But I'm having trouble picking a good subject combo.

Here it is:

HL: Lang lit, History, Economics
SL: Spanish B, Biology, Math AA

I'm worried that lang lit will be seen as too 'soft' of a subject for unis like Oxford or UCL.

What is your input?
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I'd say it won't matter, there are probably more similarities than differences in those courses, but at the same time Lit is said to be kinda harder I think - you need to read more books and analyse more literary things than in Lang&Lit. I personally know people who got into Oxford for law with English Lang&Lit and it was fine, so if you think this one will be easier for you, take it
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(Original post by deathray65)
So people here always refer to 'HL English' and I have no idea what that means, lol.

I'd really like to apply to a top 10 uni for Law in my undergrad. But I'm having trouble picking a good subject combo.

Here it is:

HL: Lang lit, History, Economics
SL: Spanish B, Biology, Math AA

I'm worried that lang lit will be seen as too 'soft' of a subject for unis like Oxford or UCL.

What is your input?
Hi there, I think the whole 'Lang Lit' is 'too soft' idea is a misconception, especially if you're doing HL LAL. While it's true that you'd have to read more lit texts for pure Lit, the non-fiction textual analysis skills involved for LAL are no less rigorous than the fiction / poetry ones for Lit. So I honestly wouldn't worry!
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I think HL Lang&Lit should be enough to prove your English abilities, plus the literature course is more orientated to the literary/larger implications, which may not be as relevant to the English skills used in the law degree as the Lang&Lit course. Also, the Lang&Lit course is generally easier to get a 7, so I will definitely recommend HL Lang&Lit.
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I think HL Lang&Lit should be enough to prove your English abilities, plus the literature course is more orientated to the literary/larger implications, which may not be as relevant to the English skills used in the law degree as the Lang&Lit course. Also, the Lang&Lit course is generally easier to get a 7, so I will definitely recommend HL Lang&Lit.
Since lit is more difficult wouldn't universities hold it in higher regard?
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Since lit is more difficult wouldn't universities hold it in higher regard?
no, I don't think unis for sure know that this is harder and it honestly doesn't make such a difference, as kibbi.x said lang&lit might be even more useful. it is way better to take a bit easier subject and get a better grade (especially since the difference is not too big)
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