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history or politics a level??

guys can someone help me with?

- most likely going to get an A*
- more interesting one
- easier to revise
- overall which one you prefer more and why?
I am also in year 11 and actually chose to switch from politics to history because I felt that history would be more broad and interesting. I’m not sure about the other two points. I have also heard that history has so much content and can be quite overwhelming.
hi! im just about to finish y13 and i took ocr history and aqa politics. i really really enjoyed both. history a level has coursework so i'd be aware of that. politics has none, but both are quite content heavy! for history there is soooo many topics to do - but i did Russia 1894-1941, Civil Rights in the USA and also the Early-Mid Tudors 1485-1558. just make sure ur organized with notes, and go over parts you don't understand sooner rather than later. ask ur school what topics u do since different schools do different topics. hope this helps, im off to university to study history :smile:)
Original post by klnlljkklhklll
guys can someone help me with?
- most likely going to get an A*
- more interesting one
- easier to revise
- overall which one you prefer more and why?

hi i am also in year 13 doing OCR history and AQA politics
overall politics content is easier to understand, but i would say they are similar amounts
i would say history is easier to revise as you pretty much only need the content in the books (and a bit of extra reading while you make your notes) whereas politics has the constant need to stay on top of examples in order to achieve high grades
both courses have their highs and lows when it comes to level of interest, and the units you do for history will depend on your school
politics is more interesting to me (but i am off to study politics) and if you are looking for an easier a level (understandably) this is it
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idk about history but i think with a levels as a whole they are very intense and majority are very content heavy. so that in mind,politics in particular for me has been my weakest subject and one, I’ve least enjoyed this is because it is extremely content heavy, you have to constantly be up-to-date with current social political issues in the world and just the content is intensely overloaded and sometimes boring. that doesn’t mean it is impossible because if you’re consistent and you enjoy writing a lot but also you sort of have an interest in the political realm then you’ll be fine.consistency and practise is key !!! btw i do edexcel ifthat helps idk
history is a lot better but probably harder to get an A* in
history is much more interesting but harder to get an A* in. weirdly enough though, i’m doing much better in history because i just find the politics content so dull. history has coursework as well, which i really enjoyed and means that your final grade isn’t completely exam based
Original post by maddie’
idk about history but i think with a levels as a whole they are very intense and majority are very content heavy. so that in mind,politics in particular for me has been my weakest subject and one, I’ve least enjoyed this is because it is extremely content heavy, you have to constantly be up-to-date with current social political issues in the world and just the content is intensely overloaded and sometimes boring. that doesn’t mean it is impossible because if you’re consistent and you enjoy writing a lot but also you sort of have an interest in the political realm then you’ll be fine.consistency and practise is key !!! btw i do edexcel ifthat helps idk

how r the grade boundaries? im also going to do edexcel
Original post by eilnabrmnat
history is much more interesting but harder to get an A* in. weirdly enough though, i’m doing much better in history because i just find the politics content so dull. history has coursework as well, which i really enjoyed and means that your final grade isn’t completely exam based

ye idk which exam board u're doing but ive heard it has high grade boundaries!! do u recommend politics tho?

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