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    Hey guys,

    Basically I am currently a student studying history at GCSE. I really want to pursue history into A level, and probably take up History and Economics at Uni. However, I realise that the GCSE syllabus is very broad and un-detailed and I wondered if there is anything I can read about to improve my knowledge on the subject, as it is an important passion of mine!

    Wait till after your exams. If i was in your situation then I might pursue it along three lines.

    1. Find out what A level history subjects i was going to cover and start reading around the subject. that would make you better read and give you a chance to get a better grade. Ask your teachers what exam board and syllabus they have selected.

    2. There is nothing wrong with reading any area of history that interests you, although another way is a reasonable understanding of world history so you know how everything fits together. there are plenty of one volume history books that you can have a go at. just read the reviews and pick soemthing which has a style an depth that suits. The JM Roberts is the more scholarly, but any of those top 3 will give you a good insight.


    3. The other way you can do it is maybe do some reading into the history of economics. if you did go to read that at Uni then it would be good on your PS and in interview if you could show you have read about things in your own time.


    4. the other way you can do it is to consider doing an EPQ in economic history or whatever you like. You could even make it local or whatever interests you. that would ive you an extra davantage when applying for your Uni place.

    Anyway those are some ideas on different approaches I might have.
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