Is A level history a hard A level?

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A level history is nither hard or easy it all come down to how answer the question and what you know. I found this year exam easy but some of my friends found the exam hard. My view is that it is a good exam to take.
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A level history is nither hard or easy it all come down to how answer the question and what you know. I found this year exam easy but some of my friends found the exam hard. My view is that it is a good exam to take.
Where was the point in that post? Or any of your posts to be precise?
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A level history is nither hard or easy it all come down to how answer the question and what you know. I found this year exam easy but some of my friends found the exam hard. My view is that it is a good exam to take.
That is precisely why I won't be taking it. Essay subjects are too stressful. No matter how good you are, you might get a question that doesn't suit you on the day and you'll do badly. There's always an element of luck involved.
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After a took my Gcse my housemaster asked me what I was going to take in my As levels. He told me that you stood more chance of getting a A grade maths than in History.
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(Original post by brasil85)
A level history is nither hard or easy it all come down to how answer the question and what you know. I found this year exam easy but some of my friends found the exam hard. My view is that it is a good exam to take.
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(Original post by brasil85)
A level history is nither hard or easy it all come down to how answer the question and what you know. I found this year exam easy but some of my friends found the exam hard. My view is that it is a good exam to take.
It is generally considered to be a hard a-level and I would agree. Good essays are not usually easy to write in exams and especially at A2 history requires well structured essays which analyse and develop themes. In my experience, these skills are difficult to develop.
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That is precisely why I won't be taking it. Essay subjects are too stressful. No matter how good you are, you might get a question that doesn't suit you on the day and you'll do badly. There's always an element of luck involved.
Essay subjects?

I do GCSE History and I like it, I don't find the essays hard to do at all because they're always easy to structure and once you know what points to put in they're easy.

I hate English.
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once you know what points to put in they're easy
I agree, but sometimes that is the hardest bit.
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Unfortunately mike has no innate essay writing ability, being a diligent mediocrity.
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Unfortunately mike has no innate essay writing ability, being a diligent mediocrity.
What about you? Are you good at writing essays?
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I am, but that it besides the point. Many many many pupils write better essays than mikesgt2, this is a fact.
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I am, but that it besides the point. Many many many pupils write better essays than mikesgt2, this is a fact.
Essays isnt the be all and end all. He might be a very good mathematician. And don't need to write essays.
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I'm sure, but I'm only talking about his essays right now.
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I'm sure, but I'm only talking about his essays right now.
Fine. I was just pointing out a theory.
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Essay subjects?

I do GCSE History and I like it, I don't find the essays hard to do at all because they're always easy to structure and once you know what points to put in they're easy.

I hate English.
GCSE history is piss easy and you don't really need to know a lot, A level is so much harder.
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GCSE history is piss easy and you don't really need to know a lot, A level is so much harder.
I thought they were the same from what I've heard!
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a level history is ok if u work hard enough at it and learn the stuff like every subject. and of the a level is harder than gcse there wouldnt be much point in doing it otherwise
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I thought they were the same from what I've heard!
A level requires so much more background reading, far more to learn, far more complicated essays. It is like other A levels, but for example in the source questions, you are supposed to use the source to point you in the right direction, quote it (it wont be really relevant). It is far harder at A level.
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(Original post by JSM)
A level requires so much more background reading, far more to learn, far more complicated essays. It is like other A levels, but for example in the source questions, you are supposed to use the source to point you in the right direction, quote it (it wont be really relevant). It is far harder at A level.
Hmmm, they certainly didn't tell me that on the prospectus...
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