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May25
Is leaving cert history difficult?

I really enjoy junior cert history. I am an A student. Is it really as hard as everyone says it is? I am really interested in doing it for leaving cert.


10 Comments
sive122
sive122
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.
May25
May25
thank you so much this was really helpful, so I have to write a page in three minutes basically:fearful:
liamfitz20
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.
May25
May25
thank you so much for the feedback, 7min30 per page does seem doable after plenty of practise
Rach121xoxo
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%.
maria95022
what topics do you learn in leaving cert history?
omar2023
omar2023
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.
Rach121xoxo
3-4 pages should suffice, I would say it might be too late it is at my school but you never know. You could always ask
roryfmccarthy63
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.
omar2023
omar2023
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
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