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    I now have to choose my subjects for IGCSE. I need help, but first, the subjects I have already chosen are:

    IGCSE English First/Second Language (to be decided by teachers halfway through)
    IGCSE Mathematics
    IGCSE Chemistry
    IGCSE Physics
    IGCSE Biology
    IGCSE French
    IGCSE ICT

    and for my last subject I am choosing between History and Business Studies. I find Business Studies more interesting but I have heard that it is not looked well upon by universities. I will not change any of my other chosen subjects and I want to work In Chemical Engineering or any Engineering/Science course. Will History be useful in these courses? I know that any job in the world will be involved with business, but is it true that it is not looked well upon?

    Can you please give me any advice you may have. Should I take Business or History. Are they both looked well upon? Any helpful advice would be much appreciated.

    I have to hand in my final choices on Monday 13th December.


    I would also like to ask if anybody has done the Cambridge ICE award, which is a certificate you get for completing at least 7 IGCSE's with one in each of the five subject groups, but with two in languages. I have met all the criteria, but if I take Business I will not qualify, so is the ICE as useful as it sounds and is it worth it, or should I just take Business?

    Last thing, will History be hard? I know Business is an easy subject. Is History hard, considering that I am taking the 3 sciences as well as French, so will History be too much?

    NB: I am one of the top students in the school, and I will be capable of both, but I don't want to overload myself.


    EDIT: In History, we're taking the treaties of 1919, the Weimar Republic, Nazi Germany, The Cold War and that sort of stuff, while in Business we take Marketing and Production and a bit of all the skills needed in real life. Both subjects teach me how to present a logical argument, and while History emphasises more on essays, Bus. emphasises on structured answers. However the second skill History gives me is extracting evidence and source analysis, but Bus. gives me data analysis and logical thinking/problem solving. I find this skill more interesting and useful, which is why I am thinking of going to Bus and not History. Furthermore, some unis give entrepeurship and business courses as part of their chemical engineering degree, because I might hold a senior management position in which business is very useful. History is very useful if you want to go to Law and so on, but that is not what I like doing. All in all, I find business more useful in my chosen career path than History, as well as more interesting. So, keeping this in mind, should I still take History?

    Thank you for your help!
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    Definitely History. It's rather hard, but if you're analytical you'll be fine.
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    HISTORY ISS BETTER although i don't go IGCSE - ( i take gcse )
    its interesting as well but make sure u like the topics ur doing.
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    We're taking the treaties of 1919, the Weimar Republic, Nazi Germany, The Cold War and that sort of stuff, while in Business we take Marketing and Production and a bit of all the skills needed in real life. Both subjects teach me how to present a logical argument, and while History emphasises more on essays, Bus. emphasises on structured answers. However the second skill History gives me is extracting evidence and source analysis, but Bus. gives me data analysis and logical thinking/problem solving. I find this skill more interesting and useful, which is why I am thinking of going to Bus and not History. Furthermore, some unis give entrepeurship and business courses as part of their chemical engineering degree, because I might hold a senior management position in which business is very useful. History is very useful if you want to go to Law and so on, but that is not what I like doing. All in all, I find business more useful in my chosen career path than History, as well as more interesting. So, keeping this in mind, should I still take History?
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    History all the way. Many universities refuse to take subjects like business, design technology and drama seriously
 
 
 
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