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    Ok so I have to start thinking about my GCSE options now, and I have a fairly good idea of what I want to do.

    Triple Science is definetly on the list, alongside Spanish and Drama. But if I wanted to be in the FCO, which of Geography and History would be better?

    I want to do a language at university (either Spanish or a beginners course in Italian) so if you could take this into account whilst replying that would also be helpful.

    Finally, which would be better for Economics at A Level?

    Of course, at the end I'll decide based on which I prefer but I think knowing will make the decision slightly easier. Thanks in advance
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    The FCO won't care about your GCSEs; just choose which of geo and history you enjoy more.

    I'm not language specialist so I'll leave that to someone else.

    For Economics A Level? Just get good at Maths and if you could, take GCSE statistics.
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    If you want to be in the FCO when you're older (or any job for that matter), the GCSEs you pick alone won't matter that much in the future, but picking either Geography or History for GCSE would enable you to take either on for A-level and, being facilitating essay-based subjects, either or both of those at A-level would look nice for an Economics course and a job in the FCO (I'm pretty sure most Economics courses don't state specific subjects for entry). I don't think between Geography and History either one is better than the other for Economics, so I would just advise picking whatever one you enjoy better and are best at.

    I never did Spanish for GCSE so I can't give much advice for it. I did do Irish, though, and I will say that if you're hoping to take on a language at A-level it would be a good idea to learn as much vocab as you can in your GCSE years. I was close to carrying Irish onto A-level but decided not because, whilst I got an A* thanks to the learn-and-regurgitate nature of language coursework, I realised there was a lot of grammar rules and common vocab that I just had not spent time to properly learn.
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    My man's gonna be immigration officer.
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    I'm going to be doing a language at university this September, the requirement was to have at least a GCSE in the language. Some unis maybe more lenient and do a beginners course, but you should take that into consideration when making your choices.
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    (Original post by BTAnonymous)
    The FCO won't care about your GCSEs; just choose which of geo and history you enjoy more.

    I'm not language specialist so I'll leave that to someone else.

    For Economics A Level? Just get good at Maths and if you could, take GCSE statistics.
    The issue is that I enjoy Geography more, but I'm a whole grade better at History..
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    (Original post by tooschool4cool)
    The issue is that I enjoy Geography more, but I'm a whole grade better at History..
    do geography. you'll get a good grade in it, trust me.
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    At the end of things, the decision between GCSE history and geography really doesn't mean anything. Neither of them will prepare you in the slightest for economics at a level, pick the one you think youll get the highest grade in or enjoy the most. No one looks what GCSEs you do apart from the ones you need to take so just do whatever you want.
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    (Original post by BTAnonymous)
    do geography. you'll get a good grade in it, trust me.
    Ok thank you!
 
 
 
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