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Ksalu

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Hello all!

Recently I have been recommended by my school to do English Ext 1 for year 11. Is it worth doing it? does it help with eng adv?

I personally never really enjoyed the content in english but i perform alright in it (my rank is roughly 50/200). I mainly just struggle with creative writing and having my analysis flow in essay writing. I am kinda only considering it in hopes that it will improve my english lol

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I did extension English in year 11 and dropped it in year 12 what I am going to say is

a) the texts studied are very different to advanced English

b) the content is quite alright but with extension the level of writing and vocabulary would be extensive than English adv

c) do it if you’re interested in it, I highly recommend it
 

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also dropped eng ext in year 12! I didn't mind it content-wise but (as someone who takes a disproportionate amount of time overthinking, planning and rewriting essays) it ultimately took too much time away from my other subjects. Despite being worth one unit, it probably took as much time (or more) as a 2-unit subject. Would still recommend it for year 11 as a taster, unless you have another subject that you would prefer instead
 

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i'm currently doing y11 ext eng and i plan to drop it at the end of term 3. to some extent it does help you with advanced english, you get more "assessment practice" which is the main reason i took it. however a bunch of the approaches taken are much more in depth, and in some cases, largely irrelevant to adv english so it's good to keep that in mind.
 

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Hello all!

Recently I have been recommended by my school to do English Ext 1 for year 11. Is it worth doing it? does it help with eng adv?

I personally never really enjoyed the content in english but i perform alright in it (my rank is roughly 50/200). I mainly just struggle with creative writing and having my analysis flow in essay writing. I am kinda only considering it in hopes that it will improve my english lol

Cheers!
i found it useful. would recommend
 

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I dropped english extension at the start of year 12 as well - just personal opinion: whilst it helped in advanced, I found spending more time on advanced by itself was beneficial. In addition, the texts were difficult and so were the tasks when compared with advanced + those who performed well in extension did not always perform so well in advanced correspondingly. But of course if one likes it and can put the effort, the subject will serve well!
 

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