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    Hi guys,
    So I am in yr 9 and I've picked my options alongside:
    english(lang+lit), maths and science(core+additional) which we all had to do.
    We get 4 choices so i picked
    • RE- Love it. i like learning why people believe stuff etc.
    • History- Part of ebacc, been told its good fun and i have been told its very academic. I guess alot of it depends on the teacher as well
    • Economics- Sounds kind of interesting, my family say i would be into buisness sort of stuff
    • Drama- In the last unit i got a 7 and my friends say i should take it as they think im good and creative. also there is no exam


    So when i'm older i really want to be a lawyer and thinking ahead i want to know if these options will provide a good platform for futher study and whether they are generally good subjects or seen as "soft". Also i was considering taking spanish as i thought it would be helpful if i wanted to do law, so if i really should do spanish which option would i swap it for???
    Although this year my school are making year 9's so a foundation GCSE thing so this year i'll get a grade for spanish anyway and i am currently predicted a C, so would it be worth it to do at a higher level???

    thank you
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    As long as you go for a wide range of subjects that keep your options open then you're all good. I would definitely advise you to take Spanish as taking a language is very useful and will keep your options open later. I'd swap Drama out and take Spanish instead because Drama's a bit of a soft option. Having said that if you feel that you are bad at Spanish then obviously don't take it, (that sounded better in my head - not meant to be an offence!!!) although your grade will improve with another 2 years' study.
    I do History - it's a really interesting course and very useful - keep that in.
    But yeah - go for subjects you like, are good at and will give you a good platform for the future and you can't go wrong.

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    (Original post by yaknow 66)
    Is Spanish hard?


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    From what a lot of students at my school have said, yes, Spanish is a hard GCSE.
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    Yes you should do a language, I did spanish from year 7 to 9 then swapped it to french in year 10 and I find it so much easier than spanish - but thats just my opinion

    I'd replace it with drama because I don't think it has anything to do with law, and from what I've seen, even though there is no exams you have to do A LOT of rehearsals in groups in your spare time etc..

    good luck with your gcses

    also spanish counts towards the ebacc
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    (Original post by yaknow)
    Hi guys,
    So I am in yr 9 and I've picked my options alongside:
    english(lang+lit), maths and science(core+additional) which we all had to do.
    We get 4 choices so i picked
    • RE- Love it. i like learning why people believe stuff etc.
    • History- Part of ebacc, been told its good fun and i have been told its very academic. I guess alot of it depends on the teacher as well
    • Economics- Sounds kind of interesting, my family say i would be into buisness sort of stuff
    • Drama- In the last unit i got a 7 and my friends say i should take it as they think im good and creative. also there is no exam


    So when i'm older i really want to be a lawyer and thinking ahead i want to know if these options will provide a good platform for futher study and whether they are generally good subjects or seen as "soft". Also i was considering taking spanish as i thought it would be helpful if i wanted to do law, so if i really should do spanish which option would i swap it for???
    Although this year my school are making year 9's so a foundation GCSE thing so this year i'll get a grade for spanish anyway and i am currently predicted a C, so would it be worth it to do at a higher level???

    thank you
    As long as you have maths and english, universities don't give a flying **** what subjects you do at GCSE

    And swap Spanish for either Economics or Drama or RE. It's better than all of them....put together
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    Guys are there any benfits of doing drama then???
    has anyone done it and could they give their opinion of it???
    thanks again for all of your advice
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    I take GCSE drama and I'm in year 10. Drama's a good subject if you want to go into something that involves a lot of talking. When you're a lawyer you'd have to address a lot of people. Drama's a good confidence booster. I know it's helped me a lot with confidence and speaking to people. It also helps with English as a large quantity of your work is made up of written stuff. Moreover, college and sixth forms want a large variety of subjects so language, humanities (history/geography) and doing a creative subject such as drama will give you that slight advantage.
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    (Original post by MovesLikeAgger)
    I take GCSE drama and I'm in year 10. Drama's a good subject if you want to go into something that involves a lot of talking. When you're a lawyer you'd have to address a lot of people. Drama's a good confidence booster. I know it's helped me a lot with confidence and speaking to people. It also helps with English as a large quantity of your work is made up of written stuff. Moreover, college and sixth forms want a large variety of subjects so language, humanities (history/geography) and doing a creative subject such as drama will give you that slight advantage.

    do you find drama hard? or is it an "easy A"?
    so if you were me what subject would you take out???
    also i see you do geography, how is it i was thinking bout it but history is better for law, but anyway i heard geography is hard would you agree?
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    Economics, Business, law if available else history or something. Drama is an extremely soft subject if you which to go onto something like studying law/becoming a lawyer. Leaving for Uni this September so if you have any HE questions then feel free to ask.
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    (Original post by CodeJack)
    Economics, Business, law if available else history or something. Drama is an extremely soft subject if you which to go onto something like studying law/becoming a lawyer. Leaving for Uni this September so if you have any HE questions then feel free to ask.
    sorry i not understand what your saying???
    what about economics, buisness and law???
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    (Original post by yaknow)
    sorry i not understand what your saying???
    what about economics, buisness and law???
    If you want to go onto being a lawyer, they are good base subjects at GCSE level.
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    (Original post by CodeJack)
    If you want to go onto being a lawyer, they are good base subjects at GCSE level.
    oh rite thanks
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    (Original post by MovesLikeAgger)
    I take GCSE drama and I'm in year 10. Drama's a good subject if you want to go into something that involves a lot of talking. When you're a lawyer you'd have to address a lot of people. Drama's a good confidence booster. I know it's helped me a lot with confidence and speaking to people. It also helps with English as a large quantity of your work is made up of written stuff. Moreover, college and sixth forms want a large variety of subjects so language, humanities (history/geography) and doing a creative subject such as drama will give you that slight advantage.
    Colleges don't look for a wide range of subjects. The entry requirements are 5 A*-C GCSE's and then some subject may require a minimum level such as to take physics they might want a B in maths. As you get higher in education they start to become more specialist and look for people who have a genuine interest in the subject and related subjects. So taking something like Drama most likely won't aid you in getting a course, unless going into Drama.
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    mate, its all about the astronomy gcse. That is the best subject! so interesting and 75% exam 25% coursework (easiest coursework to do!)

    though, i realise that for a law degree you dont really need it so....

    but as others have said, take a language and drop rs; biggest waste of time as the RS course i have to do is just based on christianity; which is totally boring asyou dont learn WHY people believe stuff, you learn WHAT they believe. might just be the course i have to do but avoid if possible. if languages are difficult for you take german as it has a degree of english in it in the sense that many words are similar to english.

    my options: maths, add maths, chemistry, biology, physics, astronomy, geography, computing, german, enlgish lang and lit, rs.

    cheers

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    Hiya. I am also in Yr9 and I already gave in my options form. I took History, Spanish, Art and Media Studies. I also have to do the core subjects, as well as IT and RE (compulsory). But now I am changing my options, because we only got like less than 2 weeks to think about it, so now I regret some of the options I took like Art and Media Studies. I might take Business studies because it is more related to the career I would like to pursue: Political Scientist. And drama?? But I need advise?? I am not very sure..

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    (Original post by CherriesDrops)
    Hiya. I am also in Yr9 and I already gave in my options form. I took History, Spanish, Art and Media Studies. I also have to do the core subjects, as well as IT and RE (compulsory). But now I am changing my options, because we only got like less than 2 weeks to think about it, so now I regret some of the options I took like Art and Media Studies. I might take Business studies because it is more related to the career I would like to pursue: Political Scientist. And drama?? But I need advise?? I am not very sure..

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    i thought that i might regret drama because people see it to be soft, but i dont think that it is and i've been told its hard to get a good grade in
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    (Original post by yaknow)
    i thought that i might regret drama because people see it to be soft, but i dont think that it is and i've been told its hard to get a good grade in
    I know right!!!It is difficult to get an A grade in it. My sister took it and got an A... But she tried her best, but the only reason why I am taking Drama is because it can help me boost my confident skills as well as representation.
 
 
 
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