(Original post by felicitybee)
So I have to make my A-Level choices pretty soon and I wanted to get some opinions on the subjects and courses I was thinking about.
Politics - Edexcel English Literature (Studied at GCSE, obviously) Classical Civilisation (Studied at GCSE) History (Studied at GCSE)
However, I know that doing 4 essay subjects would be so much work, and I was thinking about dropping either Classics or History for Art (WJEC - Not studied at GCSE). I'm not sure which one would be best to drop though.
I wasn't sure if it would be too hard to start Art (I'm not brilliant at drawing but I can make sculptures etc.)
Help me please? c:
I think your choices are good! I am doing Politics, History and English Literature and I was worried it would be a lot of work. I have found it fine though, they are all essay based but depending on your school/teachers you shouldn't find it too much of a problem. It is not like you write essays in every class anyway. Politics I have found to be reasonably easy and not as content heavy so you should cope! I do Spanish as my fourth subject so I can't relate to doing 4 essay subjects though.
Edit: I forgot to mention that AS/A level art is supposed to be ridiculous. The girls doing it in my school are always on the verge of a breakdown because of the intense workload.. I really wouldn't advise doing it, I found it a lot of work at GCSE..
If you haven't done it at GCSE I'd really not suggest Art - if you're not in the habit of drawing/annotating stuff it's gonna be a pain. My college offers Sculpture as an A Level, so you could look into something like that? And you could probably always do Art as an enrichment subject
In a way doing so many essay based subjects is a good thing, once you've got the technique nailed you're set. I loved AS History, so that's a good choice. Bear in mind the amount of coursework you'll be doing for all of them if you carry them onto A2 as well.
You will be surprised about the amount of work for art, I spend much longer on art than I do on my essay subject (don't think it is a soft subject work-wise). You can't do anything by half at A-level art, and you have to put a lot of time and effort in as a result. Also at A-level you have to actually be good at it, at GCSE you can get away with just doing lots of work. If your talking about fine art there is a fair amount of drawing involved at the start of every project that you can't get away from. Personally I love art and find most of the work pretty relaxing from revision and learning for other subjects but if you do it be aware that it is a big step up from GCSE, and I would not have wanted to do it if I didn't have that grounding.