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    I realise that this is a vague question, but for someone (YR 11) who got A* in both History GCSE mock exams and is has a "current working grade" of A\A*, would History AS be very hard?
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    I hear, that all you require is a good memory
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    Easier then further maths. harder then critical thinking. so on a scale of 1-10, its definitely somewhere between 1 and 10 :yes:
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    I'm doing History AS at the moment and it's a lot of work but i really enjoy it. The main thing is being able to focus your answers, be analytical and be able to make a judgement using relevant information. If you really enjoy history then it's definitely worth the work. If you are getting A/A* at GCSE then A level shouldn't be too hard. But as a warning.. learning off the facts won't get you high grades. You have to have a good argumentative style. Good luck
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    AS History = Gsce + more of the same just more focus on different intepretations views of historians ect
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    I take it and its much different compared to history GCSE. Like said above, you need a good memory and definitely a liking for the subject. You must also have relatively good essay writing skills because the exams (edexcel example) are two essay style questions. There is a lot of information and a lot of key things you must remember, also it will always help reading between the lines and reading around the subject to get a better idea of international affairs around the topic. Watching films and documentaries also help.

    Its not an easy subject, and i suggest you take it only if you are dedicated to it and are actually interested in the topics that you could study.

    Hope this helps and good luck with you GCSEs
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    GCSE = learning and recalling loads of facts.

    A level actually requires analytical reading and judgements. Not those simple prioritising questions, mind. Can be quite tough.

    For the source questions, some sources are poems which you have to analyse (obviously depending on what subjects you do), so if you're crappy at English this won't bode well. Other sources are rather vague and you really have to think about them (as apposed to GCSE where its blantantly obvious).
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    I'm doing history AS at the moment and got an * at GCSE. I am finding it quite hard because i can't quite get the style required in answer right but once i manage to do that it should all be fine. Just be prepared to work because it is definately not a soft option.
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    I'm with AQA doing France in Revolution and The Campaign for African-American Civil Rights. It is hard. A lot of information to remember but if for GCSE you got A* in MOCKs and predicted an A/A* then you should. We've been told that History is a very respectable A Level to have (probably because it's so difficult!) as is shows skills etc.
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    It's very difficult.
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    My friend does it and it sounds really hard,
    a lot of revision is in order I think.
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    I really enjoy it, although the work load is quite hard. You do have to remember quite a lot. I just took an exam on Germany in 1919-1945 and Middle East from 1945-2001, and I was really stressed out (as was everyone).

    If you don't enjoy the subject then don't bother. I really love History, even though I hate the exams. But I know that it'll all be worth it in the end. Just put the time and hard work into it and you'll be fine!
 
 
 
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