I'm a Year 12 student, studying English Language and Literature (Combined course), French, Maths and Computing up in Lancashire. I'm thinking of applying to Balliol or possibly Magdalen College to study English; I was wondering if anyone studying the course could give me some information on it. I've looked at the course outline several times, but still feel none the wiser about whether the course is any good for me. I'm not the biggest fan of analysing texts, especially poetry and I really don't want to study another anthology of poems; also, I love creative writing (I've taken part in National Novel Writing Month, for the past two years) and was wondering if there any space at all to explore this side of English.
So, yes, any help would be much appreciated. Thanks again.