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I hate history and I cannot get my head around all the dates and the topics such a Tudors and Cold War. I thought I'd like the coursework but I hate the American Civil War too... I just want to quit but I only took 3 a-levels and I've nearly done an entire year of history. I know it's too late to quit but I'm too scared to ask for help. At this point, I'm just am ready to fail History... What should I do??
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You can quit but you will be left for 2 a levels. Do you not find the topics interesting?
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You can quit but you will be left for 2 a levels. Do you not find the topics interesting?
The topics themselves are okay but the learning side of it is what is letting me down. I don't really care about Krushchev or Stalin or how Henry VII had a weird childhood. I can't remember dates or facts or even events for the life of me. I guess I'm gonna have to push through because I need 3 A-levels, not 2.
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The topics themselves are okay but the learning side of it is what is letting me down. I don't really care about Krushchev or Stalin or how Henry VII had a weird childhood. I can't remember dates or facts or even events for the life of me. I guess I'm gonna have to push through because I need 3 A-levels, not 2.
If you dont feel motivated to learn it, would you consider resitting yr 12???
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I felt a bit like that at the end of year 1. To combat the dates thing, I made timelines with all the important dates in, and ended up just writing my notes underneath the event on the timeline. I found that this gave me a good, understandable overview of each topic as well as enough details to help me remember stuff! Reading articles and watching documentaries about your topics should also help give you some perspective.

In terms of asking for help, there's no shame in it. I ended up asking my teacher to help me write an example essay paragraph in the first term of Y2 of A levels, and that completely chnged my perspective on history essays as a whole, and took me up by 2 grades. It can be scarey, but your teachers are paid to help you to learn, so as long as you ask nicely I can't see any reason why they'd refuse.

You can do it. I know it feels bad now, but I found Y13 so much better than Y12 in terms of history. Soon you'll have the whole summer to help yourself to understand the topics a bit more, and to have some rest in order to return in September with a fresh mindset.
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I hate history and I cannot get my head around all the dates and the topics such a Tudors and Cold War. I thought I'd like the coursework but I hate the American Civil War too... I just want to quit but I only took 3 a-levels and I've nearly done an entire year of history. I know it's too late to quit but I'm too scared to ask for help. At this point, I'm just am ready to fail History... What should I do??
Omgggg I`m in the exact same situation as you like I even take the same topics!!! I don`t mind Cold War because I think its kinda interesting and modern/relevant - Coursework is fine but I`m going to have to try and get top marks in it to drag up my grade as I am awful at Tudors. I sit in my lessons and don`t get anything, I think its the MOST boring topic ever and I do **** in it as well My predicted is a B and I`m getting like Bs/Cs at the moment but its a bit dodge xxx
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