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I really need some advice. Since my GCSE's I have wanted to take History at uni, but now I'm not so sure.

I know why, and its because I got some new teachers and one of them has really ruined my passion for it because she seems more bothered about fitting in with the popular people than actually teaching us (I have nothing against popular people). She's a young teacher, which is slightly irrelevant, but I think its not right for her to still be acting like she's a class member, whilst hardly giving anyone else help, so I'm starting to struggle in with the course.

The other teacher is fine, I have nothing but nice things to say about him, but I can't go and ask him about the other side of the course or complain about her as I think that would just make it all worse, she already seems to dislike me for several reasons.

I just have no desire to sit in the either of their lessons any more and I'm beginning to think that I maybe just don't like the subject, or I'm not suited to it, rather than it being to do with her.

I haven't put my uni application in yet as its only my first year of a levels, but now I don't think I should do history. I'd just really like someone else to say something about the situation before I go and make my final decision.
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Personally, I think that at Uni, u should definitely do something u enjoy and ur passionate about. Because once u study it at Uni you become specialised and if u end up hating it, u have no other choices but to do history. If you think ur not liking the SUBJECT then don't do it for uni. But if it's the teacher, then don't worry because u won't have that teacher for uni.
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(Original post by sammagnus2016)
I really need some advice. Since my GCSE's I have wanted to take History at uni, but now I'm not so sure.

I know why, and its because I got some new teachers and one of them has really ruined my passion for it because she seems more bothered about fitting in with the popular people than actually teaching us (I have nothing against popular people). She's a young teacher, which is slightly irrelevant, but I think its not right for her to still be acting like she's a class member, whilst hardly giving anyone else help, so I'm starting to struggle in with the course.

The other teacher is fine, I have nothing but nice things to say about him, but I can't go and ask him about the other side of the course or complain about her as I think that would just make it all worse, she already seems to dislike me for several reasons.

I just have no desire to sit in the either of their lessons any more and I'm beginning to think that I maybe just don't like the subject, or I'm not suited to it, rather than it being to do with her.

I haven't put my uni application in yet as its only my first year of a levels, but now I don't think I should do history. I'd just really like someone else to say something about the situation before I go and make my final decision.
As above, it is important to study something you are passionate about - if you're having doubts about history then perhaps you could apply for a flexible degree (Liberals Arts, Combined Honours, Arts and Sciences etc). These allow you to study a range of different subjects before deciding which to focus on. Alternatively, the 'ancient' Scottish universities (Edinburgh, St Andrews, Glasgow and Aberdeen) require students to take three different subjects during the first two years of their degree before choosing which subject(s) to specialise in, so it is possible to apply for a degree in history, try it out, and then switch to something else if you don't like it.
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