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I want to take history for a level but have not done the GCSE (I chose geography) so will I be at a disadvantage?
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no I don’t think you’ll be at a disadvantage - I did both gcse and a level and having the gcse wasn’t that helpful. The essay style may be difficult at first but it is for everyone regardless as it’s a big jump from gcse to a level history. I studied Germany at both gcse and a level and it’s so much more in depth at a level so prior knowledge made it a tiny bit easier but not a huge advantage.
If you think you’ll enjoy history than go for it! there were lots of people in my class who didn’t do it at gcse so don’t worry
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Nope
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I want to take history for a level but have not done the GCSE (I chose geography) so will I be at a disadvantage?
Not at all! Many of the skills that you need for A level History are ones you would have developed in other GCSE humanities and social sciences such as English literature, geography, etc.

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I want to take history for a level but have not done the GCSE (I chose geography) so will I be at a disadvantage?
history alevel is horrendous. save your tears and don’t pick it.
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I want to take history for a level but have not done the GCSE (I chose geography) so will I be at a disadvantage?
History is such a broad subject! The basic content of my A level History bore no correlation to that are GCSE (GCSE was WW1, WW2, 1920s USA/ Germany... A level was USA 1960-1990 and 1800s UK!) & then my degree was different areas again. As others have said, it's very much an essay subject - as long as you work on essay structure and building arguments, you'll be fine.
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