Hi, I'm year 10 and I'm picking my GCSEs now and I'm doing triple award science, maths, further maths, English, English literature, German, music and half course re. I have another free subject that i have to choice and I don't know if I should do geography or technology and design? I haven't a clue what i want to do in the future and i enjoy them both. can someone please help me?
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- 25-02-2016 16:31
- 25-02-2016 19:39
Well it depends on what you really enjoy doing. In a nutshell at GCSE, geography is an essay based subject that looks at the world around you with topics such as rivers, tectonics, urban expansion and migration. It is also seen as a more traditional and facilitating subject that can keep your options open. Whereas design and technology is a creative subject that involves you thinking up your own ideas and usually revolves around one main project. It widens the spectrum of your education and is a bit different from some of the others. I would urge you to talk to your family and friends who know you best and see what they say - but don't let them decide for you, you need to make this decision yourself. Do you have any particular passions or interests outside of school?
- 25-02-2016 23:12
First of all, I have never heard of Further Maths for a GCSE, very strange... must be a different type of exam board than the one I have at school. Let's take a look at your options.
Triple Science involves a lot of remembering and is good if you can get grade in it.
Maths is always a good GCSE to have, make sure you can get a good grade at it.
Further Maths, you should take it only if you are good at maths, otherwise, it would be a lot of work.
English Lit and Lan are both beneficial if you read books a lot.
German - it's nice to see that you are choosing a language, this can look good on a resume if you get a good grade.
Music is a decent GCSE but only if you can play an instrument.
RE - in my opinon, I have never seen the point of RE - sorry I can't help you that much
For your space subject - choose Geography! It is a humanities subject which Universities value and it opens a lot of career opportunities!
Good luck, message me if you want to talk further.