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    Heyy i'm new here but stuck on GCSE options.

    I have a choice of 2/3 more than the core subjects which for me are
    -English Lang
    -English Lit
    -Maths
    -General science in 2 exams

    I can do
    RS
    History
    Geography
    Phycology
    Media Studies
    Business studies
    ITC
    French
    (i can do textiles, sociology and drama that school will draft in if needed)

    I like the english side and quite like the art area such as photography, drama and fashion blogs/YouTube.

    Would business studies, Media studies and phycology be a good mix? as i am not that strong academically as have a short attention spam with maths and history stuff??

    Thank you
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    Heyy i'm new here but stuck on GCSE options.

    I have a choice of 2/3 more than the core subjects which for me are
    -English Lang
    -English Lit
    -Maths
    -General science in 2 exams

    I can do
    RS
    History
    Geography
    Phycology
    Media Studies
    Business studies
    ITC
    French
    (i can do textiles, sociology and drama that school will draft in if needed)

    I like the english side and quite like the art area such as photography, drama and fashion blogs/YouTube.

    Would business studies, Media studies and phycology be a good mix? as i am not that strong academically as have a short attention spam with maths and history stuff??

    Thank you
    It is quite a tough decision, what you choose now will probably influence what you choose to do after college such as what BTEC/A-levels you do. I've never done a lot of them subjects, I have friends who have done a few. So I cannot give that much useful advice.

    I do think media, business and psychology would be a good mix. However in terms of what you'd gain I'm unsure. My friend did BTEC business and they said it wasn't really worthwhile and there was a lot of coursework, and it was hard to maintain the amount at times. However I don't know if you're doing GCSE or BTEC business. Not sure about media studies. Someone I knew did Psychology at GCSE he said its very very similar to what we do at A-level so that could be an advantage if you wish to continue it.

    I don't know what other advice I could give you other than what I know about the subjects...

    Religious Education - I enjoyed this a lot! With the right teacher is can be really interesting.
    History - I heard it was really hard.
    Geography - I enjoyed it, it was a good subject to do and I would recommend it more so then R.E as it seems teachers in other schools teach it poorly.
    Psychology - I'd personally go for it. I mean its a new subject so it'd be interesting...
    Media - N/A
    Business - Mentioned above.
    I.T - If this is referring to OCR Nationals then I personally wouldn't do it. Its a waste of a choice as its quite easy and you don't really gain anything of it. If this is I.T GCSE then I'd go for this, as its quite interesting.
    French - Although I did it I wouldn't do it. There is mass amounts to remember and the exam is really hard.

    I hope this helped.
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    There's so much choice there, so really don't think entirely about careers but what you're good at. A piece of advice though and for anyone else in your position reading this, DON'T do Art. Please, listen to me! If you'd ever consider it, forget it. I did it, only finishing last week and it was a total mess, it gets in the way of everything. But I'd really advise you to do Drama, it's really good. It's reasonable to get an A in and it's really fun. It also boosts your confidence and social skills and the exam is essay based and then there's really fun practical stuff which suits most people doing it. RE is really good, so are subjects like, say History or ICT as they're sensible, relatively easy to get good marks in with good work and well respected. I wouldn't do Geography though, bores everyone to death! Hardly know anyone taking it for A level. I think a good mix would be media and drama for a start as they correspond with each other and there are lots of career opportunities with these in TV and media if you're interested in that. Anyway, good luck with your choices. Hope this helped, a bit?
 
 
 
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