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    Hello,

    I have been an active user of this forum for a while now, with this being my first registered post and I'm hoping you could give some advice from your own experiences.

    I am studying 4 AS levels

    1. Photography
    2. BTEC Level 3 IT Practitioners
    3. Business Studies
    4. Ancient History


    The one that concerns me is History. I love the other 3 and can cope with their work as it is mainly coursework based and are topics I enjoy. I own a business outside of 6th Form and took the top 3 mainly focusing on things I wanted to do. History was the choice as to fill my four options.

    I got a C at GCSE History but A's in the coursework. (the exams brought it down).

    AS level is a lot harder but that is to be expected but I took it as I thought I would be interested in what I have been learning. I have been, yet the work load is intense and stressful.

    I have been considering dropping it, but the school want me to really think about it...

    I don't know what to do.

    Thanks Guys.
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    You're best off continuing with it for now and see how well you do in your January exams. I felt exactly the same as you last year when I did Maths as I enjoyed it at GCSE but the jump to AS was too stressful with the other heavy subjects I picked.

    If your results are not as good as you would have liked you could consider a resit or have a serious discussion with your tutor about dropping the subject. They allowed me to do an alternative course when I dropped Maths, but as long as you are doing well in your other subjects most unis only want three A-levels anyway.

    Best of luck!
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    (Original post by EKR93)
    You're best off continuing with it for now and see how well you do in your January exams. I felt exactly the same as you last year when I did Maths as I enjoyed it at GCSE but the jump to AS was too stressful with the other heavy subjects I picked.

    If your results are not as good as you would have liked you could consider a resit or have a serious discussion with your tutor about dropping the subject. They allowed me to do an alternative course when I dropped Maths, but as long as you are doing well in your other subjects most unis only want three A-levels anyway.

    Best of luck!
    Thanks for the advice EKR93.

    History is one of the subjects that doesn't have January exams and focuses largely on the exams in June. In a way this is nice as it provides a more relaxing Christmas but by June the AS is practically over.

    The essays concern me, I find I sit and stare not knowing where to start with these essays. Whereas G.C.S.E I was flying, even if it wasn't quite to standard in the exam. With 50% being one large essay worth 45 marks and the rest made up of smaller essays my other problem is time management. I often see myself starting one question and spending far far too long on it.

    Arg!!

    I will sit it out a while longer, I had always planned to. It's a shame as I love the content. And if it came down to dropping the subject I would miss out on the facts that I enjoy. Perhaps the tutors would allow me to sit in on the subjects? - interesting one to ask I suppose.

    Thanks.

    Any other advice?

    George.
 
 
 
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