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    Hey everyone, I would like to go to Sheffield University to study Japanese History and Culture because Japanese history is always something that has interested me and it also qualifies me to teach History. The entry requirements are ABB including History. I am currently taking Graphics, ICT and History at A level, I am confident I can get a A in ICT and a B in Graphics however History I don't think I'm able to obtain a B by the end of A levels (currently studying AS). Was just wondering if I got a D at AS how hard it is it to bring that up to a B by the end of A2?

    Also, don't complain saying Japanese History is useless. I couldn't care less, it's something I want to do and I'd rather do a course that I enjoy than do something for 4 years that I hate.
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    It is doable but its a very pessimistic and risky way of looking at things. The best thing for you to do is to put the effort now to get as high grade as possible at AS so that your A2 is less stressful. Also A2s do get harder and unless your attitude to work changes, you will have a hard time bringing up a grade D from AS to Grade B from A2.
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    Yeah, unlike highschool and GCSEs I'm starting to revise. I would like to get a good grade by the end of AS but my predicted grade is D/E. My GCSE results weren't the best (10 Cs and 1B) the B was in History.
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    The fact that you have a goal (get the grades to do the degree you want to do) should help you motivate yourself to do enough work to boost your predicted grades and in the summer to get you nice AS results. Remember that doing past papers and marking them with the mark schemes should improve your answer structure, timing and exam technique which will hopefully improve your grade. All in all it does come down to the effort that you put in, but if you manage to get good AS grades, A2 will be a lot less stressful, It is worth it.
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    Trust me I need these grades this year and I wish I had the same work ethic I am currently employing last year- life would have been much easier and now in order to really boost my grades higher than ABB I am having to spend around 60 pounds in resits! Moral of the story is prepare for the exam first time around, achieve the highest grades then and avoid paying for it later- AS is far easier for example especially law, which now having looked back at the questions, wondering how I did so wrong! Just put some effort in now and really consolidate your progress next year
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    Have you checked with Sheffield that your A level subjects are okay - I think they require a couple of "traditional" subjects for a lot of courses. It would be worth checking with them if you haven't already.

    Good luck with your studies - a friend of mine did some Japanese history as part of her course and loved it.
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    Yeah history is definitely and ICT is counted when combined with a course in the respected list (History).
 
 
 

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