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    Hi, I am currently picking a level options and have decided on Maths (accelerated) and further maths, chemistry and biology but am unsure on my final option, which i am planning to drop after AS anyway. I am interested in chemical and environmental engineering (most courses don't require physics, i checked) as well as biomedicine, sciencey stuff etc.

    The obvious choice with environmental engineering would be geography but I've heard it has loads of case studies and fear it may not be as interesting as history. If anyone has done either history or geography AS, could you tell me what it's like and which is more interesting. Thanks!
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    (Original post by xria10)
    Hi, I am currently picking a level options and have decided on Maths (accelerated) and further maths, chemistry and biology but am unsure on my final option, which i am planning to drop after AS anyway. I am interested in chemical and environmental engineering (most courses don't require physics, i checked) as well as biomedicine, sciencey stuff etc.

    The obvious choice with environmental engineering would be geography but I've heard it has loads of case studies and fear it may not be as interesting as history. If anyone has done either history or geography AS, could you tell me what it's like and which is more interesting. Thanks!
    I'm biased towards history, but both are equally interesting in my experience; I feel that there is more to go wrong with geography however. Endless case studies can get a tad dry but then the same can be said for a historical period you may be studying. I'd advise talking to your teachers to see what you will be studying and making a decision based on what you find more interesting.
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    I sway more towards geography. The case studies aren't actually as bad as they are made out to be. Geography had two sides to it.

    The physical side has an element of science in it, but the concepts can be difficult to understand but once you get past that it's quite interesting.

    The human side looks at population and people. Which most people find easier as it's easier to implement in different scenarios.
    Nevertheless, geography is a well rounded subject and if you are considering environmental engineering I would recommend taking Geography!

    Though to be certain to which one to choose ask your teachers and maybe the students in the year above (if you can) for their opinions.
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    Okay thanks.
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    I'm biased towards history, but both are equally interesting in my experience; I feel that there is more to go wrong with geography however. Endless case studies can get a tad dry but then the same can be said for a historical period you may be studying. I'd advise talking to your teachers to see what you will be studying and making a decision based on what you find more interesting.
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