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    (Original post by sophie !)
    I've always liked the idea of Business. A few friends are doing it too which will make it more fun. My brother has a GCSE in it and my dad has a degree in it, so they can help me if need be.

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    Ah that seems like a good choice It's kind of like how I chose geography, but I do love history and was close to choosing it. It's a pity I couldn't do both :sad:
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    Ah that seems like a good choice It's kind of like how I chose geography, but I do love history and was close to choosing it. It's a pity I couldn't do both :sad:
    I had the chance to do both Geography and History, but I didn't particularly want to. I'm not crazy about History - it doesn't interest me. Everyone has their own view!


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    I recommend you pick HISTORY.
    Although at first I wasn't so enthusiastic about my choice, but I eventually started to enjoy it.
    Mind you, the workload is quite tideous, and expect a LOT of essays.

    During the first couple months, I wasn't so keen on learning History GCSE because I thought it just wasn't for me - I wanted to change GCSE.

    Good thing I didn't! History is a very GOOD subject, and I strongly suggest you pick it!
    Depending on your exam board (mine was OCR Modern History) the content is relatively interesting.

    Being very good at English would also help. I'm a straight A student in English , so it was quite easy for me.
    Don't worry though, because you could always change your chosen GCSE (if your school offers to do so).

    What grades do you achieve in English?
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    HISTORY

    It's the subject I learnt most in. You will learn basics of important period in modern history which may come up in everyday life conversation.
    It's not only the knowledge you will learn. You will strengthen your essay skills and evaluation of sources etc which are quite useful skills to have.

    And this is coming from a science lover who still dislikes history. I don't like history, but I think it was a precious experience and I don't regret the choice.

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    I recommend you pick HISTORY.
    Although a first I wasn't so enthusiastic about my chose, I eventually started to enjoy.
    Mind you, the workload is quite tideous, and expect a LOT of essays.

    During the first couple months, I wasn't so keen on learning History GCSE because I thought it just wasn't for me - I wanted to change GCSE.

    Good thing I didn't! History is a very GOOD subject, and I strongly suggest you pick it!
    Depending on your exam board (mine was OCR Modern History) the content is relatively interesting.

    Being very good at English would also help. I'm a straight A student in English , so it was quite easy for me.
    Don't worry though, because you could always change your chosen GCSE (if your school offers to do so).

    What grades do you achieve in English?
    Sorry, I've actually picked now (Geography and Business), but to answer your question I get a lot of A-minus' in English.


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    (Original post by sophie !)
    Sorry, I've actually picked now (Geography and Business), but to answer your question I get a lot of A-minus' in English.


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    Aha, no worries! My twin picked Geography and said the case studies can be VERY boring. Other then that, I think you would thoroughly enjoy it. And also it's a very good subject too so you're not losing out.
    That's very good, keep it up! By the time you reach the end of year 10 or even mid-way through you'll be getting A*'s! Good luck!
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    Don't worry about looking well rounded or versatile, as if a college or university wanted that they'd ask about your hobbies in interviews. First of all, check that it's GCSE business as a lot of people sign up for it and realise they're doing a BTEC. Second, you're already doing some demanding subjects, so art which has a lot of coursework might just add to the workload. However, if you think you can manage it then an upside to art is their exam is earlier in the year, so you don't have to worry about it and can focus on your other subjects. Media seems like it's interesting and certainly something that is current. You'd probably like this as in some aspects it's like art, but not as much coursework. Remember not to pick your subject based on the teachers, as you might not end up with them or they could be better than thought. Music might be a hard one as usually the people who excel in that subject are usually up to around grade 5. As for history, it sounds like you're doing really well but at the end of the day you don't want to spend 2 years studying a subject you don't really enjoy. Also, you're already doing a humanity so you'd still qualify for the EBacc. Sorry this is so long, good look with choosing!


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