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    Hi,
    I have to complete my 6th form applcation form and now im confused.

    I have 4 options:
    - Drama (Definitly taking)
    - History
    - Politics
    - Psychology

    I have to decide which I wish to take but here are my worries:

    D,H,Pol means alot of essay writing which would be fine but in my current exams I am doing far better in the shorter answer questions for History and far better at science style questions which are about 5mks each not 45mks.
    Is it worth switching out one for psychology because their exams are better suited t o my writing style?

    If so then which one? History or Politics? im worried politics is really dull because looking at the exam specs it doesnt look that interesting.

    Please help i need to complete it by the 20th
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    (Original post by Whiplash100)
    Hi,
    I have to complete my 6th form applcation form and now im confused.

    I have 4 options:
    - Drama (Definitly taking)
    - History
    - Politics
    - Psychology

    I have to decide which I wish to take but here are my worries:

    D,H,Pol means alot of essay writing which would be fine but in my current exams I am doing far better in the shorter answer questions for History and far better at science style questions which are about 5mks each not 45mks.
    Is it worth switching out one for psychology because their exams are better suited t o my writing style?

    If so then which one? History or Politics? im worried politics is really dull because looking at the exam specs it doesnt look that interesting.

    Please help i need to complete it by the 20th
    are you going to do 4 a-levels then drop one or 3
    also I do History and yes it is essay writing but so are most subjects I do 3 essay subjects. Ipick what you enjoy but if you want to do One A-Level due to short exam questions then thats up to you but I don't think it matters
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    (Original post by loisb45)
    are you going to do 4 a-levels then drop one or 3
    also I do History and yes it is essay writing but so are most subjects I do 3 essay subjects. Ipick what you enjoy but if you want to do One A-Level due to short exam questions then thats up to you but I don't think it matters
    Ya im planning on doing 3 and then my school does extra credit so they make us do DofE silver and volonteering.
    Its less about short exam questions but im currently showing better aptitude to them than the long essays.

    How do you find the exams?
    and is the content alot to revise ie dates and names? or is it more about explinations of why?

    sorry if thats vague.
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    (Original post by Whiplash100)
    Hi,
    I have to complete my 6th form applcation form and now im confused.

    I have 4 options:
    - Drama (Definitly taking)
    - History
    - Politics
    - Psychology

    I have to decide which I wish to take but here are my worries:

    D,H,Pol means alot of essay writing which would be fine but in my current exams I am doing far better in the shorter answer questions for History and far better at science style questions which are about 5mks each not 45mks.
    Is it worth switching out one for psychology because their exams are better suited t o my writing style?

    If so then which one? History or Politics? im worried politics is really dull because looking at the exam specs it doesnt look that interesting.

    Please help i need to complete it by the 20th
    What do you plan on doing in the future? Law etc.?
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    I been doing A-level for a few months but have done my mocks and yeah timing is a problem for me you need to be concise and avoid narravtive. Do you know the exam board! I am doing OCR 2 essay question each paper one is standard essay and the other in a iterpetation question so there is no conclusion or introduction
    Also GCSE to AS/A-Level huge step and you wont be getting A straightaway I got a A at GCSE on my first mock a D so it takes time to get the grades but I am sure you are hardworking.
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    You will do a lot of content and you will be like how on earth can I remember this but you don't need to know everything so if you learn specific facts its easy to manipulate them to the question your answering
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    (Original post by M8aTTi)
    What do you plan on doing in the future? Law etc.?
    Film studies degree/ History degree/ History with film joint degree
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    (Original post by Whiplash100)
    Film studies degree/ History degree/ History with film joint degree
    Didn't you just answer you own question; you need to do History?
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    (Original post by loisb45)
    I been doing A-level for a few months but have done my mocks and yeah timing is a problem for me you need to be concise and avoid narravtive. Do you know the exam board! I am doing OCR 2 essay question each paper one is standard essay and the other in a iterpetation question so there is no conclusion or introduction
    Also GCSE to AS/A-Level huge step and you wont be getting A straightaway I got a A at GCSE on my first mock a D so it takes time to get the grades but I am sure you are hardworking.
    Were doing AQA which is 3 modules of Great britian 1900 to 1980, The USA 1910-200 and witch craft c1500. and i thought that was a large jump from my GCSE course content.

    Does anyone do politics or psychology??
 
 
 
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