- Mar 1, 2007
If you don't like essays or you're not very fast in exams, then avoid modern like the plague. I do modern and I am struggling like hell because I'm so slow in exams. The modern exam has 5 essays (including 2 extended responses) plus sources. It's way way harder than Year 10 history IMO. I'm not sure as to specifics for ancient, but I think their exam is less demanding. And content. There is so much content to learn!