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I would like to be a lawyer when i am older and i was going to pick geography until i found out that history is really useful for lawyers. What shall i pick? What are your experiences.
Was history igcse hard?
Do you think its not too hard to ge an A in
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Anybody?
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In terms of GCSE... Doesn't matter. At Uni, neither are really required at A level. Do what you enjoy/are best in - IGCSE choices do not matter unless you NEED to take the subject - say, do History at uni (which one would assume then that you should probably do GCSE and A level).

Anyway, in terms of difficulty... I do neither! I dropped History, RS and Geography in favour of Music, Drama and Latin!

However, the number of my friends who complain about IGCSE History rather than IGCSE Geog is quite large - I'd personally do Geography.
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Really not sure leaning towards history because i want to be a lawyer and i researched it and apparently it's really useful. What is it like? Is it hard?
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Personally, I am finding igcse history very hard (taking the exams June 2014) but I don't know whether that's just because I am much better at sciences than at more English like subjects.

Geography (I study both) is much easier, personally. However I do not think that having geography gcse is as useful for law than history is.

I think that if you want to be a lawyer, then you will probably be more inclined towards subjects like history. Could you not do both?
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I'm doing the IGCSE History this year. To get an A/A* you have to be prepared to memorise quite a lot of stuff. The course basically is the International Relations between both wars and after the second World War. In history, you will also do a depth study which is either America during the war, Germany during the war and more (I can't remember right now). To be honest, the course is very dense and you have to write quite fast. For paper 1, you get 2 hours and in that time you have to answer 3 questions, approximately 2 sides, which gives you 45 minutes per question. For paper 2, you get 2 hours to analyse sources (i.e. speeches, pictures,biographies ect)

Personally, I would chose the subject you're most comfortable with. Remember you can choose History as an A-level which would help you if you want to be a lawyer.

Hope this helps!
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(Original post by Lokiofasgard)
Personally, I am finding igcse history very hard (taking the exams June 2014) but I don't know whether that's just because I am much better at sciences than at more English like subjects.

Geography (I study both) is much easier, personally. However I do not think that having geography gcse is as useful for law than history is.

I think that if you want to be a lawyer, then you will probably be more inclined towards subjects like history. Could you not do both?
Thank you that was so informative. I can't do both because i don't have room for any more subjects and i love my other ones.
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(Original post by kajip00)
Thank you that was so informative. I can't do both because i don't have room for any more subjects and i love my other ones.
I'm glad you found it helpful! The main thing is that you should choose the subject that you enjoy most and the one that you personally think will open up the most opportunities in the areas and possible careers that you want to go into.
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Does anybody else find igcse history hard?
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I find it hard enough lol. I was lucky in my mock I only had to do paper 1 which i got 85%
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(Original post by Omni Vanitas)
I find it hard enough lol. I was lucky in my mock I only had to do paper 1 which i got 85%
Whats the course like?
What was the biggest problem?
Is it really time consuming?
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(Original post by kajip00)
Whats the course like?
What was the biggest problem?
Is it really time consuming?
What's the course like- dense.
Biggest problem- analysing sources
Time consuming- depending on your teacher, how much homework he/she gives you.
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I can give you all the details of the course, PM me if you want
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If you are good at writing essays and learning basics of stories and events then go for history. I would personally recommend you since my friend is studying to become a layer and he constantly says that history helped him out a hole lot
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