Are these A-levels easy?Watch
My parents are against me studying Psychology because ‘it’s too close to home’ as I have a mental illness. Should I listen to them?
I did History at AS. It was my worst AS (against English Lit, Maths, Further Maths and Physics); one of the exams was pretty hard, the other was nice. There was a lot of memorization needed.
The degree of difficulty of a given A-level subject is always relative to the persons particular learning style, interests, and motivations. A lot of people consider maths very difficult, for example, but often they are taking it not because they are genuinely interested in or enjoy maths, but because it is a means to an end (either a requirement for a course they might want to apply to, or because they think it "looks good" compared to other options) and so struggle with it. Those who are actually engaged with the material tend more often to do well and will not infrequently find it's quite "easy" for them.
Psychology has a lot of content to learn, as does history. If you're good at absorbing large amounts of information (and then drawing on that in exams) then it probably won't be necessarily that hard for you. If you're better at understanding principles and processes then applying those to problems (e.g. as in maths, physics and so on) it might be less well suited to your strengths. Choose your subjects based on your interests and strengths, rather than whether other people think they're easy or difficult. as you might find what someone else finds easy, you find difficult (and vice versa)!