Unsure whether to continue history

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Becka24601
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I've got my results and I got a D for history which I am really pleased with. However, I did find it a massive struggle and it took the majority of my revision time. I also take media and English, for which I got a B and a C and they are really where my heart lies. I always thought that I was definitely going to fail history so I planned to drop it and take up the EPQ but now I really don't know what to do. I know deep down that my heart won't really be in history this year but both my teacher and my dad are encouraging me to continue. Also, I do not need history for what I want to do after school. Any advice?
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what do you hope to do after school? I'm afraid media is seen as a weak A level of if these are your only subjects then continuing with history would give you 2 stronger A levels and keep more options open. That is why the school/ your father encourage you to keep going.
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I would like to train as a healthcare play specialist, which actually only needs a childcare qualification which I plan to do after school, so none of my A-levels are actually relevant but I just really wanted the back-up and I really enjoy English and media.
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I will bullet point this:

Positives:
-For somebody who expected to fail a D is a good grade, and definitely makes at least a C achievable overall
-Your post seems to suggest that perhaps your exam technique and not your knowledge was the issue. This is easier to rectify
-History is the most respected of your 3 A levels (perhaps on a par with English)

Negatives
-A2 History is a lot more difficult than AS
-It requires even more revision time and dedication to areas such as exam technique
-If your heart really isn't in it then you will struggle

Overall
- I would say continue, History is a much stronger qualification than the EPQ (hence why most people do it alongside 3 A-levels) and given your dedication to AS you have the work ethic to do well
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