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    What should I choose?
    History or Geography.

    Hey!! So I'm currently in Year Eleven and I do both History (Edexcel) and Geography (CIE IGCSE). Umm it depends on your other subject combinations I'm guessing this is for GCSE right?? So this is my personal experience and it's probably different for different boards so lets get cracking

    So I have a weird relationship with History. I used to love it then found out I sucked at it but I worked to improve as although te content is interesting, its exam technique which causes everyone to be good or bad. The content is interesting but for me essay writing was not my forte at all. In year ten end of years I got a D and my teacher predicted me to get a B in the mock.
    I got an A in the mock and am predicted an A* so take that teacher
    It's just practise tbh. That being said I prefer the exam style of geography. However I do not regret taking it at GCSE at all and I would recommend it. The courses can be boring and there is a lot of memorisation in terms of facts and essays still get me sometimes but I still would not drop it. 80% of my history class are doing it for A level for a reason.

    well I do regret taking this subject more than history. The content is too much for one paper and the case studies drive you insane. But that's not that bad and its simple to get and its all common sense, you just have to memorise some facts for example 236,000 people immigrated to Australia in 2012. ( I swear I did not look at my notes for this). No what is really killer and the bane of my existence (I exaggerate) is application. Exam technique is key and I still don't understand it even though I have an actually GCSE paper in a couple of weeks eeeek!! The seven markers well they expect a lot from you in one paper but practise I guess. It is definitely less preferable to History and everyone who does both humanities agrees with me. Here only about 40% are continuing geog on to A level and my heart bleeds for those poor people.

    The work load of two humanities is a lot as they are the most content heavy subjects after biology. BUT I would still do both to GCSE even though I am not taking them to A level naa im dropping both of them. Good luck choosing and hopefully I have helped!! If you have other questions please do ask its cool!!
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