What is A level History like?Watch
I did Edexcel and studied The Tudors, The Lutheran Reformation and Civil Rights. Very heavy on content however the hardest part to master was the essay structure. Particularly the source analysis questions. And since it's a fairly new course, we didn't have much to go by in regards to exemplars etc. particularly for the Coursework.
I feel like it's one of those subjects that mean you really really have to love it. If you don't... you will hate it (obviously) and everything will be just that bit more difficult.
Could someone please give me a brief/insight of what A level history is like? i.e. Course content, difficulty, how it compares to other subjects like the sciences and English
My enjoyment of the subject has also been heavily due to the fact that there are only 7 of us in my class and the teachers are all so chilled out.
I take it alongside further maths and physics - I rarely do much history work outside the lessons (maths is like a black hole of productivity). However do not underestimate it, there is a lot to learn. Not because learning facts is an actual part of the course, but because to have a convincing argument in an essay (and it's just essays now) you need evidence and stats to back it up.
Also, coursework. Very very different to GCSE coursework, in my experience. It's not like a long exam-style question, it's more like "explain why there is a debate here"