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I am currently doing Maths,Further Maths, Chemistry,History & Politics but will most likely switch Politics for Physics as for Maths at university (something I'm good at and enjoy) practically everyone has Physics to at least AS level. As I'm switching quite late during the course, I feel like I might as well take the Politics exam as a 6th AS level. It doesn't seem very taxing, perhaps exam technique but the content is pips. What are your thoughts? Should I or shouldn't I? The exam board would be Edexcel.
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I want to keep Politics & History though for a possible other degree in PPE. Indeed I have vexed interests :/


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Didnt do gov&pol AS with edexcel so dont know what their course is like but judging by my experience you would be able to self teach but only if you bought the relevant textbook/s and devoted the proper amount of time to it. I found it also takes a good amount of reading around the subject, keeping up to date with political news and current events etc, watching pmqt for example. If you go about it seriously you might be able to get a decent B but I doubt you could get an A without doing the proper course at school
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(Original post by MrJAKEE)
I am currently doing Maths,Further Maths, Chemistry,History & Politics but will most likely switch Politics for Physics as for Maths at university (something I'm good at and enjoy) practically everyone has Physics to at least AS level. As I'm switching quite late during the course, I feel like I might as well take the Politics exam as a 6th AS level. It doesn't seem very taxing, perhaps exam technique but the content is pips. What are your thoughts? Should I or shouldn't I? The exam board would be Edexcel.
So long as you have the aptitude for 6 as levels then I would say go ahead. The content, as you say is not very difficult, just ensure you cover everything in the textbook and I think you'll be fine.
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Didnt do gov&pol AS with edexcel so dont know what their course is like but judging by my experience you would be able to self teach but only if you bought the relevant textbook/s and devoted the proper amount of time to it. I found it also takes a good amount of reading around the subject, keeping up to date with political news and current events etc, watching pmqt for example. If you go about it seriously you might be able to get a decent B but I doubt you could get an A without doing the proper course at school
I think an A is possible.. Last time I checked it was around 75% for an A grade on both papers for AS. Admittedly technique is the main thing that should be worked on


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So long as you have the aptitude for 6 as levels then I would say go ahead. The content, as you say is not very difficult, just ensure you cover everything in the textbook and I think you'll be fine.
Thanks for the support Did you previously take Politics?


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Thanks for the support Did you previously take Politics?


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Nope, I'm AS.

I think so long as you can handle the workload then it's definitely doable. It's all about using the terminology in the textbook and understanding the last 20 or so years of politics plus current affairs. So long as you have that and can write an essay then you can get a B/A imo.
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