Is English Lit. a good subject for A-Levels? What do you study in A-Level English Lit.?

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I want to do English Lit. for A-Levels but I'm not sure.

Posted Mon 29th April, 2013 @ 21:58 by Esther Tshimuanga

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I'm currently doing my AS english lit,
It is quite difficult but you get the hang of it with lots of practice:)

I'm with the WJEC exam board, it differs with what your school chooses as far as I'm aware. For our coursework we had to:

-write a dramatic monologue, taking inspiration from Alan Bennett's monologue collection Talking Heads

-write a commentary on what we done in our monologue and the effects it had/aims of it

-write an essay on Kate Chopin's The Awakening and a partner text (I chose Revolutionary Road).

For the exam:

-Write an essay on Carol Ann Duffy's poetry in comparison to Sheenagh Pugh's poetry

-Write an essay on Brian Friel's play Dancing at Lughnasa

Not quite sure what the next year entails. The poets might differ slightly/ your creative writing piece will probably differ... but those are the rough outlines of the KINDS of things you'd be doing. Hope this helps!

Answered Sat 4th May, 2013 @ 11:39 by Former Member
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Oh, I think it's going to be different for me because my exam board is AQA but thanks for helping.

Answered Sat 4th May, 2013 @ 18:08 by Esther Tshimuanga
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My exam board is AQA and the crucial thing is to get your AO's right. Have a really good work ethic and I can not stress the importance. Have an eye for perceptive detail. You need to know the texts inside and out and say intelligent things about them. A-levels are completely new, even if you get a B at GCSE if you up your gain and structure yourself to this new system- you can get an A at the end. Believe me, with good work ethic I have seen it.

I study The Great Gatsby, Tennyson, Coleridge and Enduring Love.

But, if you enjoy english and love reading- take it on. It is very benifiting but remember that it is not easy if analysis does not come naturally.

Answered Thu 9th May, 2013 @ 21:11 by Thelovelybones