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    Hi, at my school we will be choosing our GCSE subjects soon. I've been advised to take a humanity, because it keeps your options open, looks good etc. Unfortunately, I neither enjoy or do very well in humanities and would rather take two languages (Latin and Spanish) and music. Given the new grading system, getting a 9 looks harder than A*. I don't know what exactly I want to do, but know for sure it won't be humanities-related.
    How badly would it affect my college application if I didn't take any humanities?
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    (Original post by liszthoven)
    Hi, at my school we will be choosing our GCSE subjects soon. I've been advised to take a humanity, because it keeps your options open, looks good etc. Unfortunately, I neither enjoy or do very well in humanities and would rather take two languages (Latin and Spanish) and music. Given the new grading system, getting a 9 looks harder than A*. I don't know what exactly I want to do, but know for sure it won't be humanities-related.
    How badly would it affect my college application if I didn't take any humanities?
    Go for a subject you enjoy and are good at. Choosing humanities and getting a bad grade at it will look far worse than getting a good grade in something you do enjoy. Furthermore, your lack of interest in humanities show you probably don't want to study at University therefore it probably won't be of much use to you studying it for GCSEs. Go for subjects that you enjoy and can perform well in, I'm sure your teachers will/should be telling you the same thing.
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    (Original post by liszthoven)
    Hi, at my school we will be choosing our GCSE subjects soon. I've been advised to take a humanity, because it keeps your options open, looks good etc. Unfortunately, I neither enjoy or do very well in humanities and would rather take two languages (Latin and Spanish) and music. Given the new grading system, getting a 9 looks harder than A*. I don't know what exactly I want to do, but know for sure it won't be humanities-related.
    How badly would it affect my college application if I didn't take any humanities?
    Humanities look good but I believe languages look better. Go for what you enjoy as getting good grades in these will look better than a bad grade in what you don't enjoy. I do two humanity subjects along with a language and they are fairly easy but I'm on the A*-U system so just go with what you want
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    History is a great subject. Geography is fairly easy if you're interested in it.
 
 
 
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