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    Is it possible for me to take History as an A level, albeit me not having a GCSE in history?

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    Yup, shouldnt be a problem as long as you willing to work that little bit harder i knew people who did the same.
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    It depends on your school. I had a friend who was going to do this but because she didn't have a B in English Literature at GCSE she couldn't take it.
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    Yep, I did.

    I asked this identical question last year, and was told that it is not important at all to have done history at GCSE, but you need to have done enough analytical essay-writing subjects such as English, RS, classical civilisation etc. to be able to make the transition easy.

    At GCSE, you wouldn't have studied what you will be at AS in terms of historical subject matter, you would have just developed your skills of essay-writing and source analysis. If your formal English is good enough, you won't have any problems.
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    Definitely. You'll be doing a new syllabus, a new area of history and the exam questions are completely different.
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    You can, you need to be good at essays though. If you're not that good, spend some time over the summer practising your essay writing technique, will do you many many favours
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    I've chosen it as an AS option. You can pick History, just have a look at the prospectus though.
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    (Original post by HumanCatalyst)
    Is it possible for me to take History as an A level, albeit me not having a GCSE in history?

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    Yes, as long as your school is OK with it (they almost certainly will be).
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    I think it would be absolutely fine. I took History at GCSE, and only one module in my History A level had anything to do with what I'd studied at GCSE. As long as you are comfortable and confident with writing essays and have enough analytical skills, you should be absolutely fine

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    If you have an interest in history, I'd say go for it.
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    Yeah you can. A girl I know did that and she did fine in the exams
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    I didnt do GCSE history and took AS History. In my first Jan module I got an A and im only normally a C/D person.

    So go for it
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    shouldn't be a problem, I know quite a few people who've done it
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    Hi,
    I have a friend who wants to do History next year, and she's not taken History GCSE, so pretty sure you can do it, as long as you rember you COULD lose your place to somebody who did GCSE History, but it'll be rare, as History is rarely "all booked up"
    Good luck!
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    Yes, a History GCSE is not needed and will not really offer any extra benefits. I have no History GCSE and have been predicted A in history for my AS exams and did indeed get an A in the January exam. Don't worry, GCSE history isn't vital.
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    I didn't do it for GCSE and nest year I'm doing it for a degree So yes you can as long as you have at least done another humanities subject or do well at English as the entire exam is made up of essays.
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    Yes, it's possible. I was considering it but after reading all the panicked Facebook statuses of the GCSE History students... no thanks.
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    (Original post by Onyx.)
    Yes, it's possible. I was considering it but after reading all the panicked Facebook statuses of the GCSE History students... no thanks.
    You should read our panicked Facebook stauses for A2 History... now they're something"
 
 
 
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