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I started drama doing cross sites at another school which isn't my base, meaning I have to make my way all the way to another school every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday morning which means I miss many clubs and assemblies in my school. I have only done 2 lessons so far and I really don't like the people in the class, I don't feel like I'm gaining any intellect form it and I don't particularly want to go into drama in the future. Keep in mind this was kind of my second choice from Music A-level which they stopped doing at my sixth form. Seeing as I do not particularly like the people in my class or have any real interest in Drama, I guess my third choice would be History. Its based at my school which means my journey will be easier and I will be more comfortable overall with my surroundings. But I don't know if it will be 'too much' for me seeing as I don't really care about this subject either and I know that it is A LOT harder than Drama. These two A-levels are kind of the same level within pros and con and I just don't know what to do anymore.If anyone done these courses please help me to understand d which one would be a better choice for me academically and which is more interesting in general.
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(Original post by karispg)
I started drama doing cross sites at another school which isn't my base, meaning I have to make my way all the way to another school every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday morning which means I miss many clubs and assemblies in my school. I have only done 2 lessons so far and I really don't like the people in the class, I don't feel like I'm gaining any intellect form it and I don't particularly want to go into drama in the future. Keep in mind this was kind of my second choice from Music A-level which they stopped doing at my sixth form. Seeing as I do not particularly like the people in my class or have any real interest in Drama, I guess my third choice would be History. Its based at my school which means my journey will be easier and I will be more comfortable overall with my surroundings. But I don't know if it will be 'too much' for me seeing as I don't really care about this subject either and I know that it is A LOT harder than Drama. These two A-levels are kind of the same level within pros and con and I just don't know what to do anymore.If anyone done these courses please help me to understand d which one would be a better choice for me academically and which is more interesting in general.
Drama ok for drama degrees or maybe English.
History is more respected and more flexible for just about everything else. No good if you arent interested find something else you can get a good grade in. Voice your concerns about drama , but look at other options and give it another week.
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Thanks for the info! Ive been looking theough all the subjects and there is LITERALLY nothing else I would do that I like. And im trying to be optimistic but there is just nothing! Im probably going to end up taking the history 😪😪
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Thanks for the info! Ive been looking theough all the subjects and there is LITERALLY nothing else I would do that I like. And im trying to be optimistic but there is just nothing! Im probably going to end up taking the history 😪😪
It is a no brainer. Do history. Drama is a stupid subject
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Well History is the more traditional, respected subject if you're looking to go into academic fields after sixth form. Check your school's course spec and see if any of the topics they are doing interest you (even mildly) - if not, then History might not be your best choice. However, I will say History isn't as difficult as a lot make it seem. There is a high volume of content, but if you memorise the most pertinent info and know when to use it essays
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I started drama doing cross sites at another school which isn't my base, meaning I have to make my way all the way to another school every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday morning which means I miss many clubs and assemblies in my school. I have only done 2 lessons so far and I really don't like the people in the class, I don't feel like I'm gaining any intellect form it and I don't particularly want to go into drama in the future. Keep in mind this was kind of my second choice from Music A-level which they stopped doing at my sixth form. Seeing as I do not particularly like the people in my class or have any real interest in Drama, I guess my third choice would be History. Its based at my school which means my journey will be easier and I will be more comfortable overall with my surroundings. But I don't know if it will be 'too much' for me seeing as I don't really care about this subject either and I know that it is A LOT harder than Drama. These two A-levels are kind of the same level within pros and con and I just don't know what to do anymore.If anyone done these courses please help me to understand d which one would be a better choice for me academically and which is more interesting in general.
From someone who’s studied both, it’s your call. For top grades in both it requires written work, and content. But, history is more “academic”, drama requires a bit more of a creative/visual perspective. For the written exams you need to be able to articulate how you’d put something on stage. They’re tricky in different ways, but no A-Level is a walk in the park. Pick which subject you’d prefer. Don’t take history on the basis of “ugh gotta do this” because it’ll feel like such a drag.
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It is a no brainer. Do history. Drama is a stupid subject
If only there was an option to downvote a comment.
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Thanks for the info! Ive been looking theough all the subjects and there is LITERALLY nothing else I would do that I like. And im trying to be optimistic but there is just nothing! Im probably going to end up taking the history 😪😪
Then you will have to do History [ imo the much better subject] and rather than fight it, adapt to learn how to get a good grade.

Its very well respected and straightforward. Talk to someone about it asap and then dont look back.
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I LOVE history, but let me tell you history a level is the bane of my life. its very hard and definitely not a subject you should take if you aren’t interested in it. The only reason I decided to see it through was because I find the content interesting. It is definitely my hardest subject
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If only there was an option to downvote a comment.
There used to be but it meant that people couldn't tell the truth. Drama is great as an extracurricular but an extremely soft subject as an A level
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There used to be but it meant that people couldn't tell the truth. Drama is great as an extracurricular but an extremely soft subject as an A level
Yeah, it’s definitely a softer a level shbject. But, it still counts. I’m more than happy with my choice to study 2 ‘academic’ subjects, and drama, a subject I can enjoy and got a high grade in, as a third. It’s valid for all respectable university courses, and totally worth it for me.

Each to their own. 😊
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Thanks everyone for your input, I have spoken to my school and have chosen to do History. I don't completely hate the subject and in GCSE I did find it interesting but it wasn't necessarily something I'd want to continue in A-level. But I'm going to take it as an opportunity to expand my knowledge and learn. Thanks a bunch!
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