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    Hello guys,

    So I've started sixth form and the subjects I've taken for A-level are maths, computer science and history. The thing is, the spec they do here for history just puts me off soooo bad, compared to what I was used at GCSE ( war stuff )
    The deadline for changing courses is TOMORROW AND I am do not know what to do. I've been advised to pick an essay-based subject but I am really not enjoying the spec they do here for history (us civil rights, etc). I haven't done geography for GCSE, but thinking and seeing some content, it actually looks pretty good to me. I really do not have any time left whatsoever and I need to make a quick decision !

    P.S: Also, I am not too sure what I'd like to do at uni, so that's why I'd be better off with taking 2 facilitating subjects, because it would open more courses for me to do at uni. Any of the sciences wouldn't be an option (but to be fair I wouldn't mind chemistry).
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    In my opinion, if you really don't think you'll enjoy history, then you'd be better off doing another subject instead, as you're more likely to do well in a subject if you enjoy it. If you like the look of geography, then I think it'd be reasonable to go for that
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    If you ever consider geography in the future, I can see Maths and Computer Science coming in handy using technical equipment, generating reports etc.

    I don't see history having any relevance to the A-Levels you are studying whatsoever. However, I heard it's valued slightly higher than Geography but without evidence, I can't comment on that.

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    I had the exact same predicament, ended up deciding with geography at the beginning of Y12, then switched to chemistry two weeks in and I have no regrets! Geography would probably be a lot more enjoyable, applicable, and less heavy going. Unless you're prepared to spend a LOT of time studying these topics you're not that thrilled about, I'd say switch. If you're particularly analytically minded I'd say go for chemistry, it's really interesting, even though it's really hard.
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    (Original post by hamzaahmad786)
    If you ever consider geography in the future, I can see Maths and Computer Science coming in handy using technical equipment, generating reports etc.

    I don't see history having any relevance to the A-Levels you are studying whatsoever. However, I heard it's valued slightly higher than Geography but without evidence, I can't comment on that.
    The thing is, I took history because I enjoyed it so much for GCSE and also because as I said, it is an essay-based subject so it would keep many other subject options open for me at uni.
 
 
 
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