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    I'm choosing my GCSEs and am considering history. I find it interesting and have quite high predicted grades, however I think I am more mathematically inclined and am not sure how I would be at my analysis of sources and things - however I am very good at memorising facts for exams. Not sure if it makes much difference but my school's history course is on the Russian revolution and the Elizabethan era I think
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    (Original post by ste_niz)
    I'm choosing my GCSEs and am considering history. I find it interesting and have quite high predicted grades, however I think I am more mathematically inclined and am not sure how I would be at my analysis of sources and things - however I am very good at memorising facts for exams. Not sure if it makes much difference but my school's history course is on the Russian revolution and the Elizabethan era I think
    If you’re good at memorisation for exams, History is a perfect one! Essay writing is a big factor, but you’ll learn that as you go along.

    History at GCSE level really doesn’t require much “skill” I got an A* in the subject (So a 8/9 in new terms) and got A*A*AB in the individual 4 units, I wouldn’t say I’m naturally gifted, just put a bit of effort in. I’d recommend it, it’s an interesting subject.

    I’m studying both Russia from 1894-1941 and Elizabethan England at A-Level, feel free to pm me if I can be of any use.
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    History is overall a great subject. I personally believe that it brings the best of the language arts and the STEM subjects.

    History is like STEM in that there is a wrong or right answer ( For example, there's an emphasis on facts and dates).

    However, it's similar to English Lit/Lang in that it involves writing long responses and has a broad mark scheme.

    If you are good with facts and information, take History. If you are not exceptional in writing, this doesn't matter much as with practice you will quickly learn the format of answers and still obtain a good grade. If you aren't, then don't take it.

    In terms of getting a 9. History, alongside Geography, is one of the higher grade boundary subjects. I have seen people predict the 9 in History as high as 94% and as low as 88%.

    To put that in perspective, you may need a minimum of 148/168 raw marks if the UMS doesn't deviate much.
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    (Original post by sciolyboy123)
    History is overall a great subject. I personally believe that it brings the best of the language arts and the STEM subjects.

    History is like STEM in that there is a wrong or right answer ( For example, there's an emphasis on facts and dates).

    However, it's similar to English Lit/Lang in that it involves writing long responses and has a broad mark scheme.

    If you are good with facts and information, take History. If you are not exceptional in writing, this doesn't matter much as with practice you will quickly learn the format of answers and still obtain a good grade. If you aren't, then don't take it.

    In terms of getting a 9. History, alongside Geography, is one of the higher grade boundary subjects. I have seen people predict the 9 in History as high as 94% and as low as 88%.

    To put that in perspective, you may need a minimum of 148/168 raw marks if the UMS doesn't deviate much.
    I understand where you're coming from, but disagree that history is a "right or wrong" subjects.
    There's definitely key facts that make an argument right or not, but unlike STEM, you can often pick marks up for supporting arguments that aren't strictly in the mark scheme, so it's much more controversial than STEM. More so like English Literature.

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    (Original post by FloralHybrid)
    If you’re good at memorisation for exams, History is a perfect one! Essay writing is a big factor, but you’ll learn that as you go along.

    History at GCSE level really doesn’t require much “skill” I got an A* in the subject (So a 8/9 in new terms) and got A*A*AB in the individual 4 units, I wouldn’t say I’m naturally gifted, just put a bit of effort in. I’d recommend it, it’s an interesting subject.

    I’m studying both Russia from 1894-1941 and Elizabethan England at A-Level, feel free to pm me if I can be of any use.
    Wow thank you so much!
 
 
 
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