I'm in year 11 right now and we're nearing the time where I have to submit my final A level choices. (By nearing, I mean it's like a month away but whatever.)
I know I'm taking French, English lit, and Economics, but for my final option I have no idea whether to take History or G&P!!!
I want to go into law and I know History is way better for that line of work and I love history, but I'm also in love with G&P and think that it might be more suited to my specific tastes
Which one would/did you choose? Or if you take both, what are the differences and which do you prefer or think is better??
x Turn on thread page Beta
Govt & Politics or History?????? watch
- Thread Starter
- 09-01-2015 19:35
- 09-01-2015 20:08
Tough choice, I studied both at AS. They are amongst my favourites. I was always set on history and I want to be a history teacher, politics was my final AS option and its been incredibly useful. I enjoy learning it and even went to a conference recently with some big names attending.
But I'd take history over it any day.
- 09-01-2015 20:14
History is a stronger subject but you already have two facilitating subjects (English Lit. and French) so you should be sound if it's Russell Group universities you're after.
- 09-01-2015 20:16
I also studied both at AS, and enjoyed them both very much. I found both interesting, useful and enjoyable. However, I think I'd choose history over politics because I think it's less content-heavy and there's more freedom in the answers, in my opinion. I found history easier than politics.
- 09-01-2015 20:17
I'd go for history - more transferable skills, slightly more respected and more useful for Law. I take G&P, but I don't actually 'need' it for my degree - it was my third subject choice and because I'm doing it in a year I also chose it because I thought it'd be easier to do in a year than History. So far I'm getting top marks in it and should be on schedule to finish on time, which I don't think would have been possible with history.
Still, you've got two years and history is, as far as I know, held in higher esteem. G&P is great - quite interesting - but still my least favourite A-Level subject. Do history.
- 09-01-2015 20:22
I'm in agreement, do history. It's incredibly enjoyable, highly respected, and is good for your prospects. Can't go wrong. And if you ask me the exams are easy, managed to get 92% in one purely down to enjoying the subject. However, if you're more passionate about the topics covered in G&P, go that way. In the end you won't revise if you don't like what you're doing.