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    I’ve picked my GCSEs - Spanish, Economics,Art and History - but my computing teacher recommended I change to computer science because I understand it well. I enjoy both subjects and am predicted a B in both, so I can’t decide if I what to switch history to computer science, or stick with history.
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    computer science then uf you went onto a degree you would be highly sought after as there are less people with the specific fields required so you could be paid higher as long as your good at it
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    comp sci, history is dull.
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    What year are you in?

    If you are in year 10 then leave it

    If you are in year 9 then do it if you want to. Dont base it purely on what your teacher says though, think about whether you enjoy it or not.

    Some people find history dull, doesn't mean you will.

    My Mum said that the GCSE's I want to pick would be incredibly boring for her, but for me they are really interesting.
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    (Original post by Ameliastone)
    I’ve picked my GCSEs - Spanish, Economics,Art and History - but my computing teacher recommended I change to computer science because I understand it well. I enjoy both subjects and am predicted a B in both, so I can’t decide if I what to switch history to computer science, or stick with history.
    I did both computer science and history gcse and I enjoyed both lots. As a requirement for most sixth forms though, to do comp sci at a level you don't need a gcse in it. Pick the one you enjoy the most
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    Honestly just pick whichever one you enjoy more. At GCSE, the actual subjects you choose have little to no significant impact on any future applications (provided they are majoritively academic). All most unis or employers will care about is the physical no. of a*s/a's/b's/c's etc, and since you are predicted a b in both this isn't a big issue.

    I took history and loved it and have friends who took comp sci who also really loved it. If you have any contacts in year 11 or 12 who did/are doing those at GCSE, might be worth asking them how they found the subject and what the teaching is like at your school. Some subjects can change somewhat from KS3 to GCSE.

    If you're still stuck, perhaps look briefly at the actual spec of the GCSE's in each and see if the content is something you have a preference for. E.g., don't know about new history GCSE's, but on the old ones, some syllabuses focused entirely on ancient history whilst others only on post-1920's history.
 
 
 

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