Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Can i do A-level history eventhough i didn't take O-level history???(Plz comment plz) Watch

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Uhm... I'm really struggling for this problem nowadays
    If i don't do history for gcse is it hard to handle A-level history??
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by yoonbenbeni)
    Uhm... I'm really struggling for this problem nowadays
    If i don't do history for gcse is it hard to handle A-level history??
    I guess you can but you will have to work really hard to catch up with those that have prior knowledge at GCSE level.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Workangel_24)
    I guess you can but you will have to work really hard to catch up with those that have prior knowledge at GCSE level.

    First of all thank you for answering my question ^^

    Uhmm Oh yes I'm gonna try really hard to catch up those things
    But is there lots of difference between A-level history and GCSE level?
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by yoonbenbeni)
    First of all thank you for answering my question ^^

    Uhmm Oh yes I'm gonna try really hard to catch up those things
    But is there lots of difference between A-level history and GCSE level?
    GCSE History is really different to A Level History. There is more content to learn and exams will be more longer e.g. 2 hrs 15 mins. There will also be a coursework unit so it's a mixture of coursework and exams but the spec is linear (new spec) so if you do the AS exams in yr 12 you will be tested on the same topics in your yr 13 exams. You will have to do independent study (because it's an A Level and you can't depend on your teacher for everything). During independent study you can do lots of things like reading around your subject (e.g. if you're doing Hitler and Germany then you can find lots of interesting articles on it). When I chose my GCSEs I was actually going to do Geography but changed my mind last minute and did History. At first it seemed really boring and hard but in year 11 I completely loved it!! My favourite units were Germany 1919 - 1945, Russia (Coursework), Medicine through time and Surgery (Haha I basically just said all of the units I did). The coursework unit was the best and I think it was between 2000 - 3000 words. At A Level this may be higher. I was actually going to choose History for A Level but chose the sciences instead.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Workangel_24)
    GCSE History is really different to A Level History. There is more content to learn and exams will be more longer e.g. 2 hrs 15 mins. There will also be a coursework unit so it's a mixture of coursework and exams but the spec is linear (new spec) so if you do the AS exams in yr 12 you will be tested on the same topics in your yr 13 exams. You will have to do independent study (because it's an A Level and you can't depend on your teacher for everything). During independent study you can do lots of things like reading around your subject (e.g. if you're doing Hitler and Germany then you can find lots of interesting articles on it). When I chose my GCSEs I was actually going to do Geography but changed my mind last minute and did History. At first it seemed really boring and hard but in year 11 I completely loved it!! My favourite units were Germany 1919 - 1945, Russia (Coursework), Medicine through time and Surgery (Haha I basically just said all of the units I did). The coursework unit was the best and I think it was between 2000 - 3000 words. At A Level this may be higher. I was actually going to choose History for A Level but chose the sciences instead.
    Oh thank you for your reply again I'm really IMPRESSED hehe
    Your so nice and you made so clear answer for me.
    Uhm..Actually I just move to other country so I make hard to find how does british education system goes on kk and I was really like confused of A-level studies and GCSE one
    but you just made me understand thank you!
    And I was so surprised that A-level test last for more than 2hours haha
    Now I'm considering to change my subject to history if I could
    Thanksssss!
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by yoonbenbeni)
    Oh thank you for your reply again I'm really IMPRESSED hehe
    Your so nice and you made so clear answer for me.
    Uhm..Actually I just move to other country so I make hard to find how does british education system goes on kk and I was really like confused of A-level studies and GCSE one
    but you just made me understand thank you!
    And I was so surprised that A-level test last for more than 2hours haha
    Now I'm considering to change my subject to history if I could
    Thanksssss!
    Just saw your profile and you live in Malaysia! How's school like in Malaysia? I've heard there are many high educational institutions there e.g. Uni of Nottingham campus in Malaysia.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Workangel_24)
    Just saw your profile and you live in Malaysia! How's school like in Malaysia? I've heard there are many high educational institutions there e.g. Uni of Nottingham campus in Malaysia.
    Here's quite good and I'm now adapting to this circumstances ^^
    Where do u live?? Is it nice?
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    ye you can, a level history don't cover the same topics as gcse history, so you don't even need to catch up, except for exam technique
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    I did GCSE History and A-level History. I'd say you're fine to do A-level without GCSE.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    My local sixth form wouldn't let you do history without having done it at GCSE, however, my local college did
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Would you rather give up salt or pepper?
    Help with your A-levels

    All the essentials

    The adventure begins mug

    Student life: what to expect

    What it's really like going to uni

    Rosette

    Essay expert

    Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

    Uni match

    Uni match

    Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

    Study planner

    Create a study plan

    Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

    Study planner

    Resources by subject

    Everything from mind maps to class notes.

    Hands typing

    Degrees without fees

    Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

    A student doing homework

    Study tips from A* students

    Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

    Study help links and info

    Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

    Sponsored content:

    HEAR

    HEAR

    Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Write a reply...
    Reply
    Hide
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.