Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter

    (Original post by iimikaii)
    I am a year 11 studying Geography and one of my friends studies History. We do discuss the two subjects a lot and I know about the following:
    - Geography is 2,000 to 3,000 words and there is a ton of research including primary research during a field trip.
    - I know exams in both subjects last 2 hours.
    - There are 2 exams in Geography = 1st exam is about the topic you do coursework on (Rivers and Coasts) and the 2nd exam is about population change and one child policy and population pyramids and things like that, as well as natural disasters.
    - In Geography, you have 24 case studies to remember, but only 6 turn up in exam. Case studies like L'Aquila, Katrina, Cockermouth.

    I would recommend you Geography, as long as you have an organised teacher, (mine is not but I still enjoy the subject.) I feel that field trips are a good break from all studying required at GCSE level. Coursework is worth 25% of your final GCSE grade. Good luck as I know both are extremely stressful. You say you find Geography easier so do not risk a challenge as I feel other subjects will provide that and you don't want stress. :p:)
    Yeah, I'm leaning more towards geography now and I think History might givd me more stress


students online now


Exam discussions

Find your exam discussion here

Should predicted grades be removed from the uni application process
Useful resources

Study tools


Essay expert

Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

Thinking about uni already?

Thinking about uni already?

See where you can apply with our uni match tool

Student chat

Ask a question

Chat to other GCSE students and get your study questions answered.


Make study resources

Create all the resources you need to get the grades.


Create your own Study Plan

Organise all your homework and exams so you never miss another deadline.

Resources by subject

From flashcards to mind maps; there's everything you need for all of your GCSE subjects.


Find past papers

100s of GCSE past papers for all your subjects at your fingertips.

Help out other students

Can you help? Study help unanswered threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.