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    Thinking about choosing History, I would just like to know the following:

    1. How hard is it for AS only (not A2)?
    2. Is there coursework?
    3. Do you get a lot of homework?
    4. Is there a lot of test/revision?
    5. Is there really a lot of reading to do?
    6. Any advice you would like to give me for AS, don't plan to do it for A2 though.
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    (Original post by isteven)
    Thinking about choosing History, I would just like to know the following:

    1. How hard is it for AS only (not A2)?
    2. Is there coursework?
    3. Do you get a lot of homework?
    4. Is there a lot of test/revision?
    5. Is there really a lot of reading to do?
    6. Any advice you would like to give me for AS, don't plan to do it for A2 though.
    Before I answer just want to say I don't get any proper lessons, as I'm in year eleven...

    1) it's not too hard, as long as you think carefully about how to.structure your arguments. Remember information and have a good knowledge... Also taking both sides into account.

    2) nope
    3) I wouldn't know but a lot.of reading notes is probably essential.
    4) revision wise, a good reading through the week before is good with a few mock papers
    5) it's not loads of reading but itd help.more if you do
    6) find a nice structure to follow, don't be too mechanical, write concisely and nicely...

    :puke: on that :badger:
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    With any a-level, you're going to get tons of homework. And I mean TONS. And it will e much harder than GCSE, for any subject - and a lot of people don't realise this! But If you work hard you can do well.

    Also, my friends take the subject, they tend to get essays quite a bit. A lot of things to remember too...


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    I have a friend who happens to do this course and I used to know someone who did AS History as well:

    1) I've been told it's "alright" as long as you 100% understand what is being discussed. Any AS might seem hard to you, this might be a bit harder than others due to it being considered a 'hard' subject by universities - but if you have the intellectual capacity, don't see why it shouldn't be capable.
    2) Nope.
    3) Just as regular as every subject really - although it tends to be essays more than anything else as a homework task.
    4) I would imagine so due to the 'hard' subject label.
    5) If you mean outside of college/sixth form - unsure, I'll have to ask.
    6) Just make sure you revise often and have the ability to deal with considerably longer lessons than usual - e.g. My college usually has 1 or 2 hour lessons, but some history lessons (and a select few others) are 3 hours long. I'd imagine it'd vary on the college, but my friend who does history in a different college also endures 3hour+ lessons.
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Before I answer just want to say I don't get any proper lessons, as I'm in year eleven...

    1) it's not too hard, as long as you think carefully about how to.structure your arguments. Remember information and have a good knowledge... Also taking both sides into account.

    2) nope
    3) I wouldn't know but a lot.of reading notes is probably essential.
    4) revision wise, a good reading through the week before is good with a few mock papers
    5) it's not loads of reading but itd help.more if you do
    6) find a nice structure to follow, don't be too mechanical, write concisely and nicely...

    :puke: on that :badger:
    Well thx for replying but I mean for A level's, I do it for GCSE's already im in yr 11 too. But was wondering how A level is like because heard its so much different compared to A level's.

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    If you mean outside of college/sixth form - unsure, I'll have to ask.
    I mean a lot of reading for homework.
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    (Original post by isteven)
    Well thx for replying but I mean for A level's, I do it for GCSE's already im in yr 11 too. But was wondering how A level is like because heard its so much different compared to A level's.

    Also

    I mean a lot of reading for homework.
    Yes, I meant AS as well. I did my GCSE in year nine.
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Yes, I meant AS as well. I did my GCSE in year nine.
    Oh wow, your smart
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    (Original post by isteven)
    Oh wow, your smart
    :nah: I just find it really interesting, my first as exam was on Nazi Germany!

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