Should I take History GCSE?

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 What are the pros and cons? Plus your personal experiences and grade... THANKYOU!!

Posted Tue 27th November, 2012 @ 09:09 by hamsterland

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Pros.... looks good... its a traditional GCSE and lots of companies, unis nd coleges like it.

Cons... lots of writing and info to take in... got to remember lots of dates and figures..and lots of writing(again).

ive just started it and im telling u now you dont like wrtiting u will regret it... i did...

but oderwise its great.....

Answered Tue 27th November, 2012 @ 19:39 by XXD!
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Took GCSE History nd it woz pretty gd.  B in my first exam then A's in nxt 2. Overall I got 319 points (1 point  needed for an A)!!! GUTTED

Anywayz i would suggest u go 4 it coz my teacher sayz its gd 4 uni

Answered Wed 28th November, 2012 @ 13:41 by Saira
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If your willing to write a lot and remember who did what, when and why then you should. I would say medicince involves more writing whereas it is a littl emore interesting than war.

Answered Mon 10th December, 2012 @ 17:31 by Muhra
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if you are good at remember key facts and dates then this is the subject for you, personally i regret taking this subject.

Answered Tue 18th December, 2012 @ 14:09 by shannnon dewdney
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It has got a lot harder and a lot of stress.. but a good old fashioned gcse that could be impressive for uni/colleges. lots of effort required though. I ended up doing it for a level and regret it badly. hate it with a passion. requires lots of interest 

Answered Wed 19th December, 2012 @ 22:36 by ax5za
Edited by ax5za on Wed 19th December, 2012 @ 22:37
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I did find it quite hard, and sometimes quite boring,. theres so much to remember. but it is good for uni's and if you work hard and practice a lot then it's possible to get a good grade. I managed to get an A, I didn't expect to do that well XD

Answered Thu 20th December, 2012 @ 06:28 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR
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I think it'll be good on your CV, it shows you can communicate well in discussion and in written skills, also it helps with your English course! - having to write a lot in a short space of time.

Answered Wed 2nd January, 2013 @ 20:17 by K.N
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Hey! :)

I think it depends on whether you have good writing skills (in terms of remaining tightly focused on essay questions) as well as being able to analyse your arguments and points. :) 

Personally, I loved GCSE History because I was genuinely interested in the periods of History we studied (Roaring 20s USA, Nazi Germany e.t.c.). 

I think it is good for university as History helps you in terms of being able to structure coherant and analytical arguments that is a skill that I think is needed in all types of subjects and is a skill that universities do look for. 

Answered Sun 20th January, 2013 @ 17:30 by Z95
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It was my favourite GCSE, I got an A* and I'm still going to study History at Uni in September. 

So interesting and easy if you learn the facts at GCSE. 

Coursework aspect is also interesting and easy to get good marks. Good luck!

Answered Mon 21st January, 2013 @ 20:31 by Elizabeth
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Yes Why not?

In My school in year 10 I was learning about the American West in Edexcel. It was amazing and the exam is really good because you have the whole year to revise one unit!

Answered Tue 22nd January, 2013 @ 16:27 by halimah
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what i would like to say if you enjoy it at the moment and your getting really good level/grades then you should but the problem is you hve to do lots of source work anaylsis on the past for example you will be given a picture and be asket what does this souce show so mainly its up to you on how you feel about the topic and if you enjoy it

Answered Wed 30th January, 2013 @ 21:28 by abbie
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if your interested its easy but it depends what it is that you are doing i take history and i do the history of medicine. In my opinion i'd say it helps to be interested in what you study.

Answered Tue 5th February, 2013 @ 08:08 by Darlene