Choosing my GCSE’s history or geographyWatch
Hi. When I was picking my GCSE options, my dad kinda made me do geography and not history. I cried over it and i really wanted to do history, but only really because I had the best teacher in year 9. I honestly preferred the content in geography but we had pretty bad teachers. If you know that you only recently started liking history (like me - and we were doing WW1 too) and it may have been because of your teacher, then I think you should stick with geography. Your gcse options dont effect whether or not you can do medicine, but focus on the sciences for that. Both history and geography are great for medicine aspects because in history, you learn the history of medicine, whereas in geography you learn about how population and poverty causes diseases and low and high birth rates. Geography gives you a better perspecitve of the future, but history is fixed and you can always learn it anytime. From having friends that have done history, there is a LOT of essay writing whereas in geography, theres different styled questions and the content varies a lot. I went through the same thought process as you, but consider your grades and everything too.