As/A level history

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does anyone on here do AS/A level history as i have a place to study it at college but as i havent studied it at GCSE level i was wondering if anyone could give me an idea of whay it is like ?

Posted: 18-05-11 15:20 by tona

Hey Tona =) I'm currently studying As level History in Sixth Form, had one exam yesterday and got one tomorrow in actual fact xD What you study varies with every exam board and school/college but we're basically studying the Unification of Italy in the 18th century, Nazi Germany and the Tudors with Edexcel. There is one exam where you are required to write two essays (in my case one on Italy and one on Germany) then a source-based exam where you are given extracts from historical sources (e.g a letter from Henry VIII's minister) and you have to 1)write an essay evaluating them in accordance with the question and 2)do the same supplying your own knowledge of the events. It is a very interesting but highly demanding subject that requires you to study in very much detail a large number of topics and you've got to have some interest in politics as basically it is all about politcs whether 15th century or 21st xD You HAVE to be quite dedicated to it and I personally find the exam to be quite stressful but the lessons themselves very enjoyable. Hope this helps! Goodluck with your studies **

Posted: 18-05-11 17:16 by Florence

thank you this really helps (:

Posted: 19-05-11 10:34 by tona

I'm taking A2 history at the moment; I also did Edexcel AS history; but we did womens rights instead for the source paper. I found it a really enjoyable AS course; challenging certainly!! At A2 we've been mainly focused on Russia; both for our coursework piece and exam (the exam is on the Cold War, and the source piece more on russia since the 1900s!.) It's a good subject because of the fact it has coursework which gives you a break, but also the skills you learn! It took me ALOT of revising, but I managed an A in the AS exams. I'd recommend taking it; it was a challenging but good course :-)

Hope this helps, good luck with your exams :)

Posted: 05-06-11 20:48 by kathryn chalkley