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I chose RMPS in one of the columns but I'm contemplating doing Higher Classics instead.
I know RMPS would be easier, but I think classics would look better on my CV. Is it pretty hard? I'm currently doing SG History, is it treated quite similarly to History/English? I am also currently doing Modern Studies so if there was a lot of writing I think I would cope alright(Modies has 10 and 8 mark questions). What do you think I should take?
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I chose RMPS in one of the columns but I'm contemplating doing Higher Classics instead.
I know RMPS would be easier, but I think classics would look better on my CV. Is it pretty hard? I'm currently doing SG History, is it treated quite similarly to History/English? I am also currently doing Modern Studies so if there was a lot of writing I think I would cope alright(Modies has 10 and 8 mark questions). What do you think I should take?

It's not treated similarly to History/English in the sense that they are basic subjects (basic in terms of very recognisable) and classics is not. RMPS, as a higher, covers a lot of pressing current issues whereas classics is the study of Ancient Greece etc. Definitely take RMPS. Classics is one of those subjects that could go either way in terms of grades.
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I'm in S4 but everyone at my school in Fifth Year says it's the best subject ever and you're almost guaranteed an A.
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I'm in S4 but everyone at my school in Fifth Year says it's the best subject ever and you're almost guaranteed an A.

Over 25% of people who sat Classics last year,nationwide, failed it with a grade D or a No Award.
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Fair enough, I'm just repeating what Fifth years have told me.
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Our careers teacher claimed it was an easy A.
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Our careers teacher claimed it was an easy A.
I think it depends on your school.
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Considering possibly self teaching it (merely hypothetical at this stage), but what would I need in terms of resources etc.
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I sat it last year and was guaranteed an A and only achieved a C (was appealed to a B). Classical studies is not an easy A especially due to the nature of the marker. I'm sitting advanced this year and many universities because not many schools in scotland do teach the subject found it impressive and asked a lot about the subject and what we learned. I would recommend it, it's an enjoyable course and if you enjoy essay writing and studying plays and ancient societies then it is for you


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I sat it last year and it was excellent (we also had an amazing teacher) but don't believe what everyone says about it being a guaranteed A. It's a fair bit of work and if you have a lot of trouble with essays then you'll most likely find this a tricky subject. A lot of my classmates found that out the hard way :/

But it is really interesting and if you're prepared to revise a lot of different information including memorising lots of Latin and Greek words then it's well worth it!
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I did it this year, as long as you find it interesting, learning about the ancient world then i think it's pretty interesting. Make sure you learn it as you go because there is a lot of material!
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I''m really struggling with the assignment does anyone have any advice or tips ?
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