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    I'm sure that this is a fairly commonly asked question, but I am required to submit my GCSE options in 2 weeks tie and have thus far had an incredibly difficult time deciding between our fairly limited 2 extra options.
    As compulsory subjects, I am already enrolled in Triple Science, English Literature and Language, Mathematics, and I am studying German and History out of the language and humanities blocks.
    The school I attend has a wide variety of optional subjects, and it is here that I'm really struggling to choose.
    Music, by my understanding, is difficult for those lower down the grades- and I am only a Grade 3 in my instrument. However, I enjoy the subject greatly.
    PE has been of interest to me for a longer time, and I have competed to a relatively high standard in more than one sport.
    I was hoping if anyone currently studying these courses could give some insight into them, or some general advice about whether to go for a more creative (music) or scientific (PE)?

    Thanks in advance.
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    (Original post by glawrencium)
    I'm sure that this is a fairly commonly asked question, but I am required to submit my GCSE options in 2 weeks tie and have thus far had an incredibly difficult time deciding between our fairly limited 2 extra options.
    As compulsory subjects, I am already enrolled in Triple Science, English Literature and Language, Mathematics, and I am studying German and History out of the language and humanities blocks.
    The school I attend has a wide variety of optional subjects, and it is here that I'm really struggling to choose.
    Music, by my understanding, is difficult for those lower down the grades- and I am only a Grade 3 in my instrument. However, I enjoy the subject greatly.
    PE has been of interest to me for a longer time, and I have competed to a relatively high standard in more than one sport.
    I was hoping if anyone currently studying these courses could give some insight into them, or some general advice about whether to go for a more creative (music) or scientific (PE)?

    Thanks in advance.
    I'm really doing IGCSE Music. I think GCSE is pretty similar. If you're choosing now, you should be able to get up to Grade 4 or 5 by the time you take your GCSE, and that's about the standard you need to be for the performance. Then there is a listening exam and composition.

    I don't think PE is as well regarded. Go ahead and do it if you really love it, but if you actually prefer music and you're already Grade 3, I would say to do Music.

    (Not at all biased...)
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    (Original post by glawrencium)
    I'm sure that this is a fairly commonly asked question, but I am required to submit my GCSE options in 2 weeks tie and have thus far had an incredibly difficult time deciding between our fairly limited 2 extra options.
    As compulsory subjects, I am already enrolled in Triple Science, English Literature and Language, Mathematics, and I am studying German and History out of the language and humanities blocks.
    The school I attend has a wide variety of optional subjects, and it is here that I'm really struggling to choose.
    Music, by my understanding, is difficult for those lower down the grades- and I am only a Grade 3 in my instrument. However, I enjoy the subject greatly.
    PE has been of interest to me for a longer time, and I have competed to a relatively high standard in more than one sport.
    I was hoping if anyone currently studying these courses could give some insight into them, or some general advice about whether to go for a more creative (music) or scientific (PE)?

    Thanks in advance.
    By the time you reach A level music you're generally expected to be around grade 5 theory standard, so I'd say if you can play an instrument to grade 3 level and you know (or are willing to learn) some grade 3 or 4 theory then you stand a good chance of being okay with GCSE music. I can't offer any advice re. PE as I was always allergic to PE. I don't think it will impact your future choices too much whether you go with one or the other, unless you want to study music at A level or study sport at that kind of level.
 
 
 
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