Is it possible to get an A in AS History?

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thenextchemist
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I'm going to be doing AS Edexcel History this September.

Syllabus
Unit 1: A World Divided: Communism and Democracy in the 20th Century (Option D)
‘Pursuing Life and Liberty: Equality in the USA, 1945-68’
‘Politics, Presidency and Society in the USA, 1968-2001’

Unit 2: Britain in the Later 20th Century: Responding to Change (Option E)
‘British Political History, 1945-90: Consensus and Conflict’

Do you think if I work really hard, (I know I will), is it possible to get an A in As level?

Thanks so much!!

(I've done GCSE History and hoping for an A* but it's possibly an A)
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Taking into account 20-40% of people get As in AS History, yes, it is possible.
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I got an A in AS Level history so it is possible but that was AQA not EdExcel.
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Yeah sure, why not?
I've just finished my AS exams, although I did have slightly different units.
But if you're willing to put in the hard work and practice alot, then the rewards will come to you
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Get your exam technique right and you'll be able to do it.
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God yes! One of my friends got like full ums in one of the modules!! So if you work hard and put your mind into it then you should get an A!
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No, it is not physically possible to be awarded a grade which is awarded to hundreds of students each year. You'll never get into university because of this and it would be much easier if you just gave up now and started working full-time at KFC.
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(Original post by Chlorophile)
Taking into account 20-40% of people get As in AS History, yes, it is possible.
(Original post by TroyAndAbed)
I got an A in AS Level history so it is possible but that was AQA not EdExcel.
(Original post by 29Bilal96)
Yeah sure, why not?
I've just finished my AS exams, although I did have slightly different units.
But if you're willing to put in the hard work and practice alot, then the rewards will come to you
(Original post by Swanbow)
Get your exam technique right and you'll be able to do it.
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God yes! One of my friends got like full ums in one of the modules!! So if you work hard and put your mind into it then you should get an A!

Thanks so much guys!!
I'll definitely put the effort in.
I'll hopefully get the exam technique.
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No, it is not physically possible to be awarded a grade which is awarded to hundreds of students each year. You'll never get into university because of this and it would be much easier if you just gave up now and started working full-time at KFC.

Um....are you being sarcastic?
Even if not so, that will not put me down!!!
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Um....are you being sarcastic?
Even if not so, that will not put me down!!!
If you really have to ask whether I'm being sarcastic or not, you haven't got to grips with year 7 English class.
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(Original post by Chlorophile)
Taking into account 20-40% of people get As in AS History, yes, it is possible.
Seriously?!

Woah I never knew that
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(Original post by Pectorac)
If you really have to ask whether I'm being sarcastic or not, you haven't got to grips with year 7 English class.
Last time I checked sarcasm wasn't covered in year 7

Irony wasn't even covered until year 9...
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If you really have to ask whether I'm being sarcastic or not, you haven't got to grips with year 7 English class.
Well, sorry for being such a pain.
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Seriously?!

Woah I never knew that
It was 20% in June 2013.
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Last time I checked sarcasm wasn't covered in year 7

Irony wasn't even covered until year 9...
You had to be 13/14 to be taught about sarcasm and irony? They were some of the first things I was taught at secondary school when I was 11. I don't see how you can get to year 9 and not understand what they are and how to use them.
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What they forget to tell you about A Levels is that they focus on exam technique far more than GCSES do. Get it down and learnt early and that A should be in the bag... as long as you know all the content of course.
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You had to be 13/14 to be taught about sarcasm and irony? They were some of the first things I was taught at secondary school when I was 11. I don't see how you can get to year 9 and not understand what they are and how to use them.
Lol nope I think we first covered irony when we were studying the poem anthology

Or was that an oxymoron... Hmm...

If it was year 9 I think it was because it's more common sense than anything :P
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It was 20% in June 2013.
Can I ask where you're getting these stats from?
Just interested for some other subjects
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I'm going to be doing AS Edexcel History this September.

Syllabus
Unit 1: A World Divided: Communism and Democracy in the 20th Century (Option D)
‘Pursuing Life and Liberty: Equality in the USA, 1945-68’
‘Politics, Presidency and Society in the USA, 1968-2001’

Unit 2: Britain in the Later 20th Century: Responding to Change (Option E)
‘British Political History, 1945-90: Consensus and Conflict’

Do you think if I work really hard, (I know I will), is it possible to get an A in As level?

Thanks so much!!

(I've done GCSE History and hoping for an A* but it's possibly an A)
Did all these 3 surprisingly so but got an A it was very hard and particularly the American politics unit. Even though I got an A in history and a B B E in the rest it was probably the hardest.

But if it makes you feel good I know 8 people who got A's and 6 of the were predicted A*s at A2 doing these units so it is most definitely possible
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Can I ask where you're getting these stats from?
Just interested for some other subjects
This is interesting for the full A level

http://www.bstubbs.co.uk/a-lev.htm

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