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    How did you find the AS part?
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    Depends what exam board you are going to study with. I'm on OCR so I can't tell you how difficult it is until we actually sit the exam in the summer.
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    The questions were actually really easy and covered just the first quarter of the spec for my OCR AS history exams.

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    I'd say it was pretty decent. I mean it was difficult and all but all the exams were like that so compared to everything else, AS History was okay.

    They seem to expect you to kinda know every single topic in the book quite well so if you found something boring and skipped it, the chances of you getting the grade you wanted goes down. Kinda like me with the social aspects but that's my own fault not the exam.
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    (Original post by Firenze26)
    I'd say it was pretty decent. I mean it was difficult and all but all the exams were like that so compared to everything else, AS History was okay.

    They seem to expect you to kinda know every single topic in the book quite well so if you found something boring and skipped it, the chances of you getting the grade you wanted goes down. Kinda like me with the social aspects but that's my own fault not the exam.
    Is it manageable with no GCSE history background?
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    (Original post by Rajive)
    Is it manageable with no GCSE history background?
    Yeah although, for some topics and some aspects, it might give you a little trouble. The thing is, in GCSE, you are taught the basics like approaching the sources like a historian, etc. While some of this was taught in English, you may run into the risk of thinking of it like an English Lit student. It is pretty manageable though and I know some people who did it without a GCSE in history and are excelling in it.

    If your school is like mine though and the topic they chose for A-level is a more in-depth version of GCSE, I would suggest talking to some old History GCSE students in your year and ask them what they've learnt, just to get a feel of the topic.
 
 
 
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