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    I really want to take a level History but i didn't take it for GCSE, how difficult do you think/know this makes the course ? Any advice appreciated.
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    Hi. I did history at gcse and doing it now at A level. I don't think you need much knowledge to start off with, aslong as you do the reading and im sure if you know how to write lots of essays you'll be ok! :-) but you'll need to know how to analyse sources and things like that but im sure f you asked for help they'd teach you if your willing
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    Thanks m1989, and CDDB is the WJEC.
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    You dont need to study it for GCSEs, buit as long as you have some experience with a humanities subject- you should be fine.
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    (Original post by Welsh_Girl2k7)
    I really want to take a level History but i didn't take it for GCSE, how difficult do you think/know this makes the course ? Any advice appreciated.
    a boy in my class didn't do GCSE History but took it up for a-level now on A2 and he is finding it ok, the problem he had was trying to make his writing more analytical. All you have to do is practice how to write good history essay questions if you do not no already and you will do well, that is if you work for it.
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    You'll be fine with it I reckon. I'm doing Geography AS-level, not having done it at GCSE, which is going well!
    Good luck whatever you do.
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    History at AS is different from GCSE, you need to be good at writing analytical essays, and in HI3 looking at sources. WJEC isnt that bad for history, as long as you apply your self. What does your school study, I do boring stuff like Disraeli, and Liverpool . I also think history is a bit of luck in the exam, no matter how much you prepare things can still go wrong.

    I havent studied A2 yet, and only done the HI1 exam in January, so cant comment on A2.
 
 
 

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