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    hello, I am in a very hard situation at the moment.I really need advice and help as i dont have anyone who can help me with this decision.My parents don't understand the English education system as we are from abroad and my school tried helping but they dont answer all my questions. I really hope that you will be kind enough to help me.

    I need to decide on my IGCSE. I cant choose between two subjects: biology or business studies.

    I have chose geography, french, english lit and we have english, math and ict compulsory. I don't yet know what i want to study in future but maybe either law, land economy, PPE or maybe business and management.

    i have read a lot about the subjects and found out that universities like when students study different subjects. Both humanities and sciences. I also found out that they dont' really want students to study business as it is said to be a soft subject, they prefer the hard subjects instead. So for that reason i want to take biology but then i don't want to do anything that involves biology in future so it will be pointless to study it and for this reason i prefer Business. If i am correct, biology is much harder than business as there is a lot to memorise while in business is mainly common sense but than I may change my mind at the end of IGCSE and choose to study something where biology can be useful. Also, its possible to take business A level without doing it for IGCSE while Biology no. My school told me that if i want to do something to do with business and if i want to study business or Economics at A- level, business will be a great platform and will help me with those subjects.

    Its quite hard to decide. I enjoy both subjects.
    I prefer business but biology is amazing as well. I heard that doing subjects from different groups gives u a better chance of receiving a place at the top universities.we have a good teacher for bio and she explains everything clearly so its not that hard after all.I also want to do the IB and i will need to choose one science subject, so thats mainly the reason why i want to choose biology over business.

    I enjoy business though too. I think its an interesting subjects and can help me understand what business is. Our business teacher is super as well and he makes the subject easy. Furthermore, most of the courses i have chosen are in a way to do with business so it will be a good subject to study as it can help me in future studies. So thats mainly why i want to study business.

    Well thats about it. I am glad that i typed everything that was going on in my head. Is a hard decision for me and i am stuck. please help me. I would really appreciate. Tell me what you think and what would you advice doing in this situation. Thank you in advance...

    Well, it is a tough decision, however, a choice has to be made Personally, I would suggest biology as it works well with geography as many of the topics throughout interlink, therefore, you will have extra practice across both subjects. I did both biology and geography for GCSE and got A* for both as the geography meant I could add more examples to my biology exam questions eg. on tectonic plates... Business is also a good topic, however, if you want to do any form of science up to a-level I would recommended doing your sciences for GCSE. You can do business for a level without doing it for gcse as long as you get good maths grades and the entry requirements
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    Thank you!!! That's what I'll do then
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