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Hey guys I just need quick advice on history a level and sociology a level. I’ve heard that a level history is no where near gcse and that it’s a massive jump which is kind of putting me off

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Hey guys I just need quick advice on history a level and sociology a level. I’ve heard that a level history is no where near gcse and that it’s a massive jump which is kind of putting me off

Thanks a lot
History is just a large amount of volume.
A need to have an opinion.
A skill to write an essay.
An ability to assess evidence.

If the periods interest you and you have an opinion then its fun.
If you arent prepared or indifferent you will get bored and drown.
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Tbh its not a massive jump. I did GCSE history but in A levels, I didnt do the topics I did in GCSE. The content you learn has more depth but if you are interested in then its become easier to go through this content. The massive jump in my opinion is actually applying that knowledge in an essay and the exam techniques since GCSE exam techniques will get a decent C so you need to think conceptually and question the question. If you learn the content in depth, it'll be easier for you to get the essay flowing and get higher marks and if you learn the content, you focus on getting some statistics in your essay, which leads to a higher marks as well. I dont do sociology though so I cant help you in that are so hopefully this helps with history
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Hey guys I just need quick advice on history a level and sociology a level. I’ve heard that a level history is no where near gcse and that it’s a massive jump which is kind of putting me off

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Hey Student_xx03

I studied History GCSE and studied it AS-Level also, as well as studying Sociology at A-Level.

I loved History at GCSE and really enjoyed the content, however, as others have mentioned in this thread, the A-Level content is different and has more depth. Both history and sociology require strong essay writing skills.

A-Levels are a step up from GCSE and so are naturally going to be a bit more challenging, but you will find that with all A-Levels, not just specific ones.

I hope you find this helpful.

Ashley
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Does anyone know how to introduce a criteria in an A level history essay?I really need help.
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