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    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??

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.
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