Is English Lit in JC hard?

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Is English Lit in JC hard?

Postby meteormage » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:19 pm

I'm thinking of whether to choose English Lit. as one of my subjects in JC. Will I be in a disadvantage if I did not take E.Lit in secondary school? Also, is it recommended I not take E.Lit if I got B3 for English in O Levels?

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Re: Is English Lit in JC hard?

Postby Skyed » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:20 pm

If it helps for Os I had an A2 for EL but an A1 for Pure Lit... So I don't think EL is tht impt just that you must be able to express yourself and decent command of the language.

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Re: Is English Lit in JC hard?

Postby twilight » Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:36 pm

You should just ask the school if they allow students without literature background to take literature, and what's their requirements on it. Most of the subjects do have pre-requisites like O level grade.

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Re: Is English Lit in JC hard?

Postby Skyed » Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:09 pm

twilight wrote:You should just ask the school if they allow students without literature background to take literature, and what's their requirements on it. Most of the subjects do have pre-requisites like O level grade.


O level lit is not a prerequisitet to take A level lit.

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Re: Is English Lit in JC hard?

Postby micko07 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:13 pm

meteormage wrote:I'm thinking of whether to choose English Lit. as one of my subjects in JC. Will I be in a disadvantage if I did not take E.Lit in secondary school? Also, is it recommended I not take E.Lit if I got B3 for English in O Levels?


I didn't take Lit at O level (and went on to do fine in it for A levels anyway). English Language has always been one of my strongest subjects though.

I think the skill set for Lit is somewhat different from that of English Language but you definitely need a strong command of the latter so that you can express your ideas clearly. I'm not sure how a B3 translates but if you feel confident enough about your language abilities and you like Lit (in the sense that you like reading prose/ poetry/ plays + analyzing them), perhaps give it a shot or speak to the subject head in your JC and see what he/ she thinks?

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Re: Is English Lit in JC hard?

Postby puppylove » Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:51 am

What if the student only did half Lit , not full Lit at O levels ? Which JCs will accept them to do pure Lit at A level ie. H2 level ?

When did you do your Lit ? Perhaps last time things were different. Thanks in advance

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