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Thought it'd be fun to chat about, and hopefully make me feel better about my own a level choices (as long as no one picks 'em)
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ouch, 1st one struck off my list, yikes. What a levels did you do?
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Definitely agree with history! I’m in Year 13 now, and there’s SO much information to remember, literally over 100 years of key events, people and changes, all for 1 exam.
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Definitely agree with history! I’m in Year 13 now, and there’s SO much information to remember, literally over 100 years of key events, people and changes, all for 1 exam.
What exam board do you do? It sounds different to the one I'm gonna do - we're doing about tudors, american civil rights and german history..
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Thought it'd be fun to chat about, and hopefully make me feel better about my own a level choices (as long as no one picks 'em)
What do you mean by overrated? Who is doing the rating and what is it?
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Design and technology, geography and English Literature.
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WJEC! And those are the exact topics I’ve done / am doing. I found the tudors really hard (was a 100 years topic), as within each topic there were so many different name, events, causes, consequences, etc. German history was pretty easy last year, (I managed to get an A on the paper) as I had done it from year 9-12. And we’re currently doing ‘The American Century’ which had both civil right and foreign policy in it, and I found the ‘early days’ of civil rights to be quite difficult to remember, and I struggle with the foreign policy side of it as there is so much information!
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What do you mean by overrated? Who is doing the rating and what is it?
I don't mean it in such a literal sense, but an a level subject which loads of people do that isn't that great is basically what I mean
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WJEC! And those are the exact topics I’ve done / am doing. I found the tudors really hard (was a 100 years topic), as within each topic there were so many different name, events, causes, consequences, etc. German history was pretty easy last year, (I managed to get an A on the paper) as I had done it from year 9-12. And we’re currently doing ‘The American Century’ which had both civil right and foreign policy in it, and I found the ‘early days’ of civil rights to be quite difficult to remember, and I struggle with the foreign policy side of it as there is so much information!
Ah, I get it. I didn't think the tudors lasted that long lel... would you say history is interesting though?
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Design and technology, geography and English Literature.
Geography is an L! I've taken it... Rather have taken Economics still
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I don't mean it in such a literal sense, but an a level subject which loads of people do that isn't that great is basically what I mean
Great as in what though?

How difficult it is? How interesting it is?
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Honestly, I find the civil rights section, as well as the nazi Germany section really interesting, as they are subjects everyone knows a little about, but actually massively affected many’s lives, but I found the Tudor side of it really boring, I couldn’t motivate myself to revise properly for the exam, and even thought I got a C on the paper, I really struggled with it, as the paper is just 2 essay questions, unlike the usual source, interpretations style questions / essay questions that are on the Germany paper!
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Ah, I get it. I didn't think the tudors lasted that long lel... would you say history is interesting though?
Interesting and stressful like none of my other A Levels.
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Great as in what though?

How difficult it is? How interesting it is?
Well, it's down to interpretation, so both difficulty and interest can be considered.
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