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Hi, I’m considering taking English or History as an A-Level.

If anyone takes it can you let me know if you enjoy it and how heavy the workload is? Or anything else someone should know before they take it?

Thank you!!
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Hi! I take history A-level, and it was my second choice as I was unable to do politics (timetable clash). As a result, I went into the A-level with such a negative mindset, but now I absolutely love it. There is a lot of content, and we get essays for homework most weeks, but I really enjoy it. I find essay writing comes quite naturally me, so I don't find it too difficult. Of course it depends on your teacher, class size, and which topics you do. Which topics are in your school's history A-level?
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Hi! I take history A-level, and it was my second choice as I was unable to do politics (timetable clash). As a result, I went into the A-level with such a negative mindset, but now I absolutely love it. There is a lot of content, and we get essays for homework most weeks, but I really enjoy it. I find essay writing comes quite naturally me, so I don't find it too difficult. Of course it depends on your teacher, class size, and which topics you do. Which topics are in your school's history A-level?
The Tudors, The American Dream 1945-80 and a depth study?/coursework over a 100 year period of Russia from 1855-1955
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The Tudors, The American Dream 1945-80 and a depth study?/coursework over a 100 year period of Russia from 1855-1955
Ooo interesting mix from a range of time periods - at my school we can either do modern or early modern, and then all the topics are focussed on that. I'm doing the Tudors and quite like it - I also think the American Dream sounds really interesting!!
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The Tudors, The American Dream 1945-80 and a depth study?/coursework over a 100 year period of Russia from 1855-1955
Cool! I'm currently at the end of my A levels, having just done those two topics. Not the coursework (NEA) though, for that I did China in the 20th C. I can't really say much about your future possible workload, as it probably differs from school to school. However, where I currently study, I've been getting an essay every week. It usually see-saws between the American Dream and the Tudors. The essays are the equivalent version of the weekly tests for the science subjects. I guess it depends what course you're going to do, as both myself and enmc are doing the AQA A level course. It probably differs a bit depending on who your exam board is. If you are going to be doing AQA A level History, just prepare yourself for lots of extra reading around the subject, and the necessity to use your time wisely when you do your NEA.
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Hi! I take history A-level, and it was my second choice as I was unable to do politics (timetable clash). As a result, I went into the A-level with such a negative mindset, but now I absolutely love it. There is a lot of content, and we get essays for homework most weeks, but I really enjoy it. I find essay writing comes quite naturally me, so I don't find it too difficult. Of course it depends on your teacher, class size, and which topics you do. Which topics are in your school's history A-level?
I do history and politics lol
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Hi, I’m considering taking English or History as an A-Level.

If anyone takes it can you let me know if you enjoy it and how heavy the workload is? Or anything else someone should know before they take it?

Thank you!!
I do Politics, English Language and History; I am enjoying Politics and History the most. But Eng Lang is interesting sometime, it just depends what we're learning about
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