Is taking English and history at a level too tough??

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Is taking English and history at a level too tough??
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Is taking English and history at a level too tough??
Nope, just a lot of essays.
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But are the essays very different in terms of structure and layout?


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Nope, just a lot of essays.
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But are the essays very different in terms of structure and layout?
Very different from what? From each other or GCSE?



They ask a question you then think about it and write an answer.
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I'm assuming you're referring to English Lit? I just completed them both at A Level, and yes, it is tough. They're both heavily essay based subjects, so if your essay writing skills aren't up to scratch you will struggle. However, many students study the two together, as they also complement each other well, particuarly when you are looking at context for literature. Literary context can also relate to historical context - such as the Romantics, and their 'rebellion' against the Industrial Revolution. Ultimately, both subjects are hard, as is the nature of them - but if you are prepared to put in the hours, both are also incredibly interesting and really enjoyable to learn about, with endless levels of depth you can go into with them. I would highly reccommend them, but also make sure you are aware what you are getting in to - it won't be easy.

For context, I studied English Lit and History at A Level, where I got an A in English and an A* in History, and I'm now off to study English and History at Warwick in September Best of luck with whatever you do!
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Nah. It's a bit silly to assume that nobody copes.
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I'm assuming you're referring to English Lit? I just completed them both at A Level, and yes, it is tough. They're both heavily essay based subjects, so if your essay writing skills aren't up to scratch you will struggle. However, many students study the two together, as they also complement each other well, particuarly when you are looking at context for literature. Literary context can also relate to historical context - such as the Romantics, and their 'rebellion' against the Industrial Revolution. Ultimately, both subjects are hard, as is the nature of them - but if you are prepared to put in the hours, both are also incredibly interesting and really enjoyable to learn about, with endless levels of depth you can go into with them. I would highly reccommend them, but also make sure you are aware what you are getting in to - it won't be easy.

For context, I studied English Lit and History at A Level, where I got an A in English and an A* in History, and I'm now off to study English and History at Warwick in September Best of luck with whatever you do!
As someone just about to start Y13 studying English Literature, History and RS, I second everything you've said. Studying both is certainly manageable, plenty of people do it! Just be prepared to write plenty of essays!
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