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Hi I’m in Year 9 and I’m about to choose my GCSE options. When I’m older I want to become a psychologist but my school doesn’t do that until A Level so I don’t know if I should choose philosophy or geography (I prefer geography) help? These are my current choices-

Triple Science
French
Health and Social Care
Philosophy/Geography

Please help me choose which one
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Do simple subjects or the ones that you enjoy. It's not worth it to stress yourself at GCSEs. With philosophy and geography I would suggest you pick geography as it is worth more at A level. Trust me it's best to pick the subjects that will help you to achieve your dream career at A level. And triple science is a good choice as well.
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Thank you I will consider your advice
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Deffo do geography if you like it more because you’ll be able to do psychology alevel whichever one you do
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I would just like to add if philosophy would help me become a psychologist? Since they are similar subjects
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Honestly I would say neither help in the long run to be a psychologist. Philosophy is hard and stressful - my class all got E-B grades and geography is learning case study after case study that can be hard too, although manageable.

The skills you learn A Level and beyond are far more useful than GCSES anyway. Teachers make out the importance of them but 5 years from now you won't even remember what you learnt at gcse - the content only matters for the exam.

You learn all the psychology skills doing psychology at uni as that is the proper subject.
In your situation I would say take Geography because there are more revision resources for it. But in my honest opinion your GCSE choices don't impact future careers at all

Hope I've helped - I'm in A levels btw and my brothers have both said how all their careers properly started at uni with tje skills they learnt
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(Original post by bluebells1)
Honestly I would say neither help in the long run to be a psychologist. Philosophy is hard and stressful - my class all got E-B grades and geography is learning case study after case study that can be hard too, although manageable.

The skills you learn A Level and beyond are far more useful than GCSES anyway. Teachers make out the importance of them but 5 years from now you won't even remember what you learnt at gcse - the content only matters for the exam.

You learn all the psychology skills doing psychology at uni as that is the proper subject.
In your situation I would say take Geography because there are more revision resources for it. But in my honest opinion your GCSE choices don't impact future careers at all

Hope I've helped - I'm in A levels btw and my brothers have both said how all their careers properly started at uni with tje skills they learnt
Yes thank you , you have helped xxx
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I love the idea of becoming a psychologist.. in my opinion, you should take geography. Geography, though, in my school everyone wants to take it! Geography isn't too hard ! Philosophy isn't hard either like the context however you will need to provide your own ideas and debates, and a lot of evaluations. This includes things like Is there life after death? There is no books about if this is real or not, and the exam will be fully on your own opinion and debating skills.
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