History VS Politics A Level Watch

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Which one is better and why?
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I think they're very similar, but History includes politics as well. I think in terms of interesting content History
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Depends on what you mean by "better", from what I've seen (Yes I'm not an A Level student yet) people seem to say History is difficult, not too sure about the difficulty of Politics.
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Well, I can only answer this as an access student, where I had to study both to an extent, so ignore me if you fancy.

BUT...

Politics nearly killed me with boredom, but I found more interesting areas in History. By this I mean usually politics has one or a few sides to the story and that's it, the politicians, the public/voters, the official statistics, and then there's the history of political ideologies and parties both British and international.
However, when you look at events in History you can look at it from so many other angles. You can look at the aforementioned views as with politics obviously, but also you can search for the 'hidden voices' of those that couldn't share their stories at the time. Also, you can also look at which economic, social and political factors led up to each event and how they then had an effect on later or current events.

So basically you can involve politics in history, the same as you can involve history in politics. It's just which you'd prefer, and it's worth looking at possible modules in the A levels, as well as modules in any desirable degrees (if you're planning on uni as an option).
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