History GCSE or Geography GCSE?Watch
I'm in year 9 and we're choosing our GCSEs choices this week. I need to know whether history and geography is better for me because I just can't decide!
My history teacher likes me in the class and I do try in the class but it's a lot to take in and remember! I do enjoy it most of the time but I'm not sure if the GCSE will become way too overwhelming and hard because I'm not really one of the top students in history.
My geography teacher does not like me at all because we didn't get to a good start. Therefore this year, I did not focus at all in geography so I missed quite a bit. However in geography from other years, I've fairly enjoyed it a lot and the content seems easy to me. People say that t geography GCSE is easy as well and fun, so if it is, I'd take it on.
Please tell me your opinions!
You do know that, you could have any geography teacher right? It doesn't mean you get the teacher who doesn't seem to like you. Yet this can depend and vary at times.
Well geography is a subject that you need too remember a lot of stuff. Case studies in particular. You do go on a trip (I don't want this to encourage you to pick it), but you go based on your controlled assessment. Was not really as fun. But geography is a pretty alright subject, my target grade is an A, so yeah. There is pressure-but that's the same for all subjects.
Hope that help a bit? X
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I'm not really sure about how geography is but i am in year 11 currently and i chose history, and i can honestly say i regret doing so. In history there is so much content to learn and you have to apply them to exam questions - which include 10 marks, 13 marks etc. I loved History in year 7-9, but idk it just wasnt the same when i got to the GCSE History. It became repetitive and boring (My own opinion other people may think otherwise). However, this may not be the case for you. Talk to your History teacher about what topics you study in GCSE history, and if you like the sound of it and if you like source questions and have somewhat good analytical skills then history is the one for you!
Thank you so much I found this really helpful x
I'm in year 11 and have taken history and geography for GCSEs. However I completely regret taking geography, if you are not as good as it in year 9, I don't suggest to take it, it's really hard and some topics in the syllabus are so boring. Whereas in History it's much easier to learn the content because I find it more interesting. I believe it's much easier to get the A* in history than in geography. Everyone in my class gets no less than a B in history mocks, but in geography only very few people achieve the A/A*
Thank you I think I'm edging closer to picking history than geography now x
History at GCSE is long ans is actually getting tougher with more content, geography is easier.
At a-level geography takes little effort or work to get a good grade (so i have been told) whilst history is fairly tough. Think more about your future, do you need either subject and which subject you prefer doing, what homework drags and what homework can you sit down and do. If you dont need either subject for your future geography may be easier but it comes down to which you enjoy more as this will get your attention more and you will be more motivated to do work and get a better grade.
Hope I helped