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Can anyone help me to decide whether to pick Geography or History for my GCSEs. Im quite good in both subjects and I equally like them.
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i think geography is regarded as the easier one out of the two but it might depend on what your strengths are and where your interests lie? i did gcse geography and found it pretty straightforward, i felt like you could get away with using more common sense on the human geography component so i didn't revise for it as much.
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i think geography is regarded as the easier one out of the two but it might depend on what your strengths are and where your interests lie? i did gcse geography and found it pretty straightforward, i felt like you could get away with using more common sense on the human geography component so i didn't revise for it as much.
thanks for your help I will consider doing geography then
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History was easier in my school. My friends hated doing Geography because they had to do so much field work. I'm totally biased because I'm going to be doing a History degree this year but I would seriously consider doing History. Ultimately, check out the different GCSE specifications for each subject and look at which one interests you more. I hope this helps.
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History was easier in my school. My friends hated doing Geography because they had to do so much field work. I'm totally biased because I'm going to be doing a History degree this year but I would seriously consider doing History. Ultimately, check out the different GCSE specifications for each subject and look at which one interests you more. I hope this helps.
Thanks for the info. I will think about it but I do like Geography a tiny bit more but I will have a good think about it.
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I got a Grade 9 in Geography GCSE, but a grade 4 in History GCSE. I found Geography so much better than History, and everything links together so it's easy to learn the content. I'm dyslexic, so extended questions were very difficult in History. There's a lot of content too, but sometimes people enjoy the broad curriculum. If you ever consider carrying either through to sixth form, then I recommend taking it for GCSE.
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I got a Grade 9 in Geography GCSE, but a grade 4 in History GCSE. I found Geography so much better than History, and everything links together so it's easy to learn the content. I'm dyslexic, so extended questions were very difficult in History. There's a lot of content too, but sometimes people enjoy the broad curriculum. If you ever consider carrying either through to sixth form, then I recommend taking it for GCSE.
ok thanks bro
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Can anyone help me to decide whether to pick Geography or History for my GCSEs. Im quite good in both subjects and I equally like them.
History is arguably more interesting at gcse, however geography (in my opinion) is a lot easier. you can’t really go wrong, go with whichever subject you would be more willing to devote time to and revise for
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It really depends on what kind of person you are and what your strengths and weaknesses are. If you want a more sciency/ logical subject, consider geo. But if you don’t mind writing essays then do history. Personally, I do geography and I’m really enjoying, especially human geography but that’s just me.
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History
Advantages
Better understanding of cultures
Improved awareness of the past

Geography
Pros
A qualification
Teamwork
Map drawing skills
Common sense
Reading skills
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