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English Literature A Level for an adult

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CruCru Thu 16-Jun-16 21:19:03

I'm considering doing an A Level in English Literature as a mature student. I have A Levels (Biology, Chemistry, Maths), a degree and am professionally qualified. However, I am also 38 and a SAHM for the time being and can feel my brain starting to turn to mush.

Has anyone done this? I live in central London so could go to lessons. Or I suppose there could be some form of distance learning?

bojorojo Thu 16-Jun-16 22:46:30

I have not actually studied when my children were young but have volunteered as a school governor. It is valuable to do something that stretches your brain and enables you to meet other people. I would advocate a college course and not distance learning. I sometimes do distance learning as a governor but you cannot discuss your learning with anyone. Talking to others about literature is more fun in my view. You will enjoy the texts and it sounds like a good plan.

annandale Thu 16-Jun-16 22:48:53

I think for English Literature I would go for an evening class. If it's 'just' to get a qualification then a-levels via distance learning work fine, I did one via the National Extension College.

annandale Thu 16-Jun-16 22:49:42

Also have a look around at the MOOCs for literature, there are quite a few I think.

MissTeriName Thu 16-Jun-16 22:55:20

I did it. Several many years ago now. Obviously loads of reading and, in those days, loads of writing. My hand still suffers from writer's cramp! I used and took my exams somewhere down High Street Kensington.

It was excellent, and I was extremely lucky with my books. Go for it!

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