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    Hi, so I'm currently taking Maths, Further Maths, Economics, Govt. & Pol. and History for A-levels in Year 12. I'm dropping Govt. & Pol. this year and taking the AS qualification for it. But I'm currently thinking of also dropping History, with no qualification and simply continue with Further Maths, Maths and Economics instead. This is because I think that I'll only have to really study for Economics, as Maths and Further Maths would be just practicing the questions. I don't know what to do and whether to just waste one whole year of History by dropping it?
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    It really depends on what you're hoping to go in for after a-levels. Sometimes a bit of breadth is good. I did history and RE (catholic sixth form) for just the AS year and then bailed to keep on maths, biology and chemistry. I have to say history was a heck of a lot of work for me compared to my other a-levels due to essays and stuff, but doing an AS isn't a waste of a year of history especially in terms of UCAS points and so on it can be really useful. If you think it's going to cause a problem with your other grades and they matter more for what you want to continue consider it, but I would advise you have a discussion with someone at your college or sixth form too they might know you better to help you out
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    (Original post by r.ayre)
    Doing an AS isn't a waste of a year of history especially in terms of UCAS points and so on it can be really useful.
    But since History's linear, by dropping it I would essentially be wasting the year, as I don't get any qualification for it.

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    I have to say history was a heck of a lot of work for me compared to my other a-levels due to essays and stuff
    Yeah, I know, I literally have to write an essay on a regular basis, and even if I spend a lot of time and effort on it, my marks aren't guaranteed to be high. There's a lot of fluctuations, I might get 18/20 on one essay and then 12/20 on the next, plus it's probably the most demanding of all my A-levels.
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    (Original post by r.ayre)
    It really depends on what you're hoping to go in for after a-levels.
    I don't specifically know what I'm going into, but I am deciding between Actuarial Maths, a Mathematics degree with an insurance job, Economics or Business degree, none of for which History is required, except Economics, where I think it's a helpful A-level
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    (Original post by techfan42)
    But since History's linear, by dropping it I would essentially be wasting the year, as I don't get any qualification for it.

    Oh I'm forgetting it's all changing then yeah that totally sucks.


    Yeah, I know, I literally have to write an essay on a regular basis, and even if I spend a lot of time and effort on it, my marks aren't guaranteed to be high. There's a lot of fluctuations, I might get 18/20 on one essay and then 12/20 on the next, plus it's probably the most demanding of all my A-levels.
    That's so how I felt like tbh what a **** on, seriously I don't even know how I got an A because for most the year according to my teacher I was getting a C

    As for the not knowing your degree that's cool if you don't think history would help then is it worth the stress? Possibly not, just don't make a rash decision, talk to your history teacher about it hopefully they won't be entirely biased haha, but also get opinions and really it's down to you
 
 
 
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