Yeah, I'm leaning more towards geography now and I think History might givd me more stress(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. )
Which unis have sent theirs?