My initial ideas of subjects are:
How do you think these combinations are?
I got A*s in all of them in the mocks
Are they hard?
Any suggestions what I could take?
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- Thread Starter
- 03-02-2017 22:04
- 03-02-2017 22:33
History is a big step up from GCSE to a level. An A* in GCSE history really doesn't mean that you'll find History easy. The skills are completely different, from essay writing to source questions. You get taught that the way you've written is wrong so some people find that hard and will struggle at first. However, if you're a good essay writer and enjoy the subject you'll do fine. I personally think it is one of my harder a levels because the sheer amount of content you learn, not necessarily because of how hard it actually is.
Politics is fine. If you're interested in politics and already politically aware and passionate, you'll love it. People may find it boring or hard if they dont keep up to date with current affairs, but honestly the interested aspect is the most important thing. I find the content quite easy, however the exam can be quite hard as the timing is very restrictive.
Your subjects are very good choices, 3 facilitating subject with one slightly easier subject (which you can drop at AS because it is stil linear) is a really good combo. Humanities and languages always compliment each other well and you're set for a degree in pretty much any humanities subject, eg Law, History. Even a language, or a joint degree. Remember, picking subjects you enjoy is important. So if you love your subjects, you should be fine. No a levels are easy though, they're all a massive jump from GCSE.