GCSE History vs GCSE Ancient History

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I'm not sure what to take, at my school we have both. The GCSE History course is a lot of history of medicine which I'm not interested in, however I feel History is more respected
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i wouldn't care too much about which of your subjects are more rejected, take the one you're more interested in as it's the grade you achieve that's more important
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HISTORY
PROS
- Standard test, so relatively well respected
- History of medicine is quite easy to waffle (at least the history of medicine bit that I did for my course was)
- Easy to find revision resources for which is helpful when it comes to exam time or you don't understand something
CONS
- Lots of longer answers
- A larger amount of content you have to learn than other subjects (don't know about ancient history)

ANCIENT HISTORY
PROS
- Different than most normal subjects but still quite academic
- Content is easy to learn if you are interested in the subject and the content with vary to less extremes than normal history
CONS
- Not as many online resources

- Less directly related careers than history

I personally did history as my school didn't offer ancient history (so I took Latin instead lol) which is why I haven't been able to comment on the exam structure as much for ancient history. Personally I would take ancient history as that interests me more, but at the end of the day you need to take what interests you more and not what some random people on the internet say. If you are struggling making a decision, I would suggest making a pros and cons list like I did above to compare your arguments. Sorry for the long answer!
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. Sorry for the long answer!

(Original post by HAMILTON123457)
I'm not sure what to take, at my school we have both. The GCSE History course is a lot of history of medicine which I'm not interested in, however I feel History is more respected
HISTORY

PROS
- Standard test, so relatively well respected
- History of medicine is quite easy to waffle (at least the history of medicine bit that I did for my course was)
- Easy to find revision resources for which is helpful when it comes to exam time or you don't understand something

CONS
- Lots of longer answers
- Tight exams
- A larger amount of content you have to learn than other subjects (don't know about ancient history)



ANCIENT HISTORY

PROS
- Different than most normal subjects but still quite academic
- Content is easy to learn if you are interested in the subject and the content with vary to less extremes than normal history
CONS
- Not as many online resources
- Less directly related careers than history

I personally did history as my school didn't offer ancient history (so I took Latin instead lol) which is why I haven't been able to comment on the exam structure as much for ancient history. Personally I would take ancient history as that interests me more, but at the end of the day you need to take what interests you more and not what some random people on the internet say. If you are struggling making a decision, I would suggest making a pros and cons list like I did above to compare your arguments
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. Sorry for the long answer!

(Original post by HAMILTON123457)
I'm not sure what to take, at my school we have both. The GCSE History course is a lot of history of medicine which I'm not interested in, however I feel History is more respected
HISTORY

PROS
- Standard test, so relatively well respected
- History of medicine is quite easy to waffle (at least the history of medicine bit that I did for my course was)
- Easy to find revision resources for which is helpful when it comes to exam time or you don't understand something

CONS
- Lots of longer answers
- Tight exams
- A larger amount of content you have to learn than other subjects (don't know about ancient history)



ANCIENT HISTORY

PROS
- Different than most normal subjects but still quite academic
- Content is easy to learn if you are interested in the subject and the content with vary to less extremes than normal history
CONS
- Not as many online resources
- Less directly related careers than history

I personally did history as my school didn't offer ancient history (so I took Latin instead lol) which is why I haven't been able to comment on the exam structure as much for ancient history. Personally I would take ancient history as that interests me more, but at the end of the day you need to take what interests you more and not what some random people on the internet say. If you are struggling making a decision, I would suggest making a pros and cons list like I did above to compare your arguments
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