I am currently in year 11, a few months away from my GCSE's. My school would like us to fill out a form on what subjects we would like to take for A levels, but I am struggling to decide between History and Biology. I am pursuing a career in acting, so I am definitely going to be studying Drama and English Literature. I have also chosen psychology for my third choice.
On one hand, History would be helpful for providing extra context for Drama and English Literature. I do enjoy learning the facts, but not so much the essays or coursework. In my mocks, I achieve a grade 6 and I am predicted to have a 7/8 in my GCSEs.
On the other hand, Biology would most definitely come in handy for Psychology, and my plan B in my career path is to become a nurse. I enjoy both the essays and the coursework. In my mocks, I achieved a grade 6 and I am still predicted to have a grade 6 in my GCSEs.
I have asked my family members, friends and teachers for their advice on my decision, but I get varied answers. Perhaps someone who has studied either or both could let me know a little more about the subjects in the comments?
What do you think, History or Biology?
Yes, I am considering it as my 4th choice. Thank you for your reply, I do find it really helpful!
I do biology, and its ****ing difficult. You can not get away with doing no work, and even the smartest people i know can't seem to get an A* in tests.
Based on your choices it seems that you're more into the humanities. I'd say go for history if you feel comfortable with essay writing. Biology, for a person who isn't all that much into science, doesn't tend to be worth it. I take bio and even though it is quite interesting it's just SO MUCH memorizing it gets very tiring and monotonous. I wish I took history and I know many others who struggle with motivation in biology despite having good grades in other subjects.
However, if you treat the possibility of pursuing a career in health seriously, keeping the option open by taking biology would be a smart idea. Just keep in mind that you need to put in a lot of time and effort into it to get high grades.
Let me know if you have any further questions!