would it be a mistake if i pick History even though i havent done it gcse beforeWatch
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Most A level courses are quite different in terms of content, though so I wouldn't say that's your main worry. Most people start somewhat from scratch for their A levels. I would worry about your skills. Source analysis suddenly becomes a lot harder at A level and if you lack a foundation you will struggle. With a good teacher, perhaps not, but that's where you would probably have the greatest difficulty.
Nothing that can't be overcome but it's just worth being wary of.
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So am thinking of picking history at as but i havent done it in gcse, is this a mistake?
Does your sixth form/college you wish to go to require History at GCSE? As long as you enjoy and like the subject, are willing to work hard and you're good at English, then you should do fine.
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I know people who got A* at gcse and got an E at A evel so gcses don't really predict the A level outcome. That being said my sixth form requires at least a B in gcse history to take the subject... it's hard to say if it will be a mistake for you personally.
If you get a bad teacher at A level It probably won't matter if you have the GCSE or not. Likewise, if you do no work or don't appreciate the jump between GCSE or A level it won't make a difference if you got an A* or didn't even do GCSE History.
It's by the by. There is continuity between A level and GCSE and most teachers do assume that you have that foundation and won't spend time going through it again. It would be up to you to fill in the blanks.