if you enjoy the subject, are good at writing essays and have a good memory, i would do it. You also need to be quite good at planning out essays and structuring them if you are aiming for over over 80%. It's difficult because there's so much to know, and be aware you're expected to be able to write three 5-6 page essays in about 45 minutes each, plus a document question in the exam, and there aren't really any short questions to fall back on.
You'll enjoy it if you have an actual interest in history, it's mostly a really interesting subject, but you just have to be prepared to put in the effort if you want a high mark.
You've around 7min30 per page which is doable in my opinion once you get used to it over the 2 years, learning to plan and excute these essays is difficult but remeber you've plenty of time in 5th and 6th year to master this skill. If you genuinely enjoy and are interested in the material at JC level you should seriously consider History as an LC subject.
I am in 5th year and I do history and I must even though there is a lot to learn, I enjoy the subject and find the subject. That is half the battle I believe. You will to put effort into the subject as well as the RSR, which is worth 20%.
IM IN 5TH YEAR. i kinda regret doing hl history bcz its too much in theory i mean you have to write 5 to 6 pages per topic which of course is not easy unless you have a photogrPHIC MEOMERY . do you think its too late to switch.
I do History and find it quite enjoyable, if you have a good memory and are a fast writer, it's really just about memorising some key pieces of information and planning out your essays. Then again I am a historybuff outside of school, so I am a little biased.
honestly i regret doing history for ther leaving cert bcz i got b in hiostory i thought it would be the same in lc but i was shocked when you had to write these long ass essays so yah its tough. i regret doing history