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    I'm going to be starting my AS levels this September and have opted for maths, biology and chemistry. For my fourth option I'm unsure whether to choose French or English Lit. I would like to do medicine- can anyone tell me which, if any, is more 'highly regarded' and also which is more demanding? I like them both equally but I really don't want to take 5.

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    I'd go for Eng Lit - my mate took those exact same choices and also wants to do medicine. She's doing alright. :dontknow:
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    I ended up doing English Lit with those other three. They are both well regarded, so just pick the subject you would enjoy the most. I enjoyed English Lit, but probably would have enjoyed French too.
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    To be honest I would choose French.
    I just prefer French and also I don't really see the point of English Lit.
    English is hell for me. But it's your choice.
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    I did French and loved it.

    English Literature just seemed like... I dunno, just the sheer amount of reading would ruin my love of reading, and then you have to write and analyse them?

    French is best It is up to you though, do whichever you think you'll enjoy as you'll get a better grade if you enjoy the subject.
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    (Original post by lightupthesky)
    I'm going to be starting my AS levels this September and have opted for maths, biology and chemistry. For my fourth option I'm unsure whether to choose French or English Lit. I would like to do medicine- can anyone tell me which, if any, is more 'highly regarded' and also which is more demanding? I like them both equally but I really don't want to take 5.

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    Did you do French GCSE? If so, would still disrecommend it lol. It's a really big workload and may hinder your other subjects esp A2.

    Personally would chose Lit because firsty, it's just awesome!
    And also, it's a really academic subject...reading books, analysing texts, critical thinking...really deep stuff on an academic level. Uni's dig that kind of stuff
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    french will open up more option for u, employers love it, u could integrate you degrree to work in france etc and ull be able to speak french. think of the french trips!
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    With those three as levels alone you are on the right tracks to a decent future

    I cant say about French AS, except I do know many business' do love a multilinguistic employee so it may benefit you.

    I'm currently taking English Literature AS and its really great! The novels and poems and plays we read are so interesting and it helps to broaden your mind. However, I have a passion for reading and anything literature so it may just be down to your preferences. Again, English Literature is a subject Universities deem quite acceptable

    Good luck choosing! :p:
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    Apparently French is a lot harder at A Level compared to GCSE... I know quite a few people who got A*/A at GCSE and ended up with C/D in A Levels. Which ever one you choose, they're both respected.
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    I'm doing English Lit and French at AS at the moment. I would by far recommend English Lit because it's much more varied and French can be really repetitive and exam-orientated rather than about learning. On the other hand, you need to think about which one would suit you best, they're both respected so I don't think there's a problem there. If you choose English you need to like reading, I know that sounds obvious but it's true, you need to like a wide range of things because the texts you study won't all be from the same period or genre that you might normally prefer. Also, I've found French very time-consuming, we have extra conversation classes and vocab test everyweek, and besides the basic homework you also need to do a lot of independent study because learning a language has a different structure to other subjects and you have more ground to cover so a lot of it is down to you to do in your own time. Hope this is helpful ...I've just realised you posted this ages ago anyway so it's too late, but I'll post it anyway in case it applies to anyone else :P Which did you end up going for? Enjoying it?
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    I'm biased. BUT i'm doing English Literature as well... i'm presuming by your other choices it wouldn't be your most important subject, I would suggest English Literature is A LOT of work (reading, essays) and can be quite difficult whereas French, you can put as much in as you want.
 
 
 
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