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I Need help on picking my GCSEs..

I’m in year 8 and in my school that’s when we pick our GCSEs (which I’m not quite happy about because it’s quite early) and we have to pick them by 25 March. So far I’m thinking Drama, Photography, Citizenship and Dance (this is in order) but I’m worried I will end up regretting my decision, especially for photography since it’s a new subject. (Same with Citizenship). I’m quite indecisive as well.
Original post by glxriousmar
I’m in year 8 and in my school that’s when we pick our GCSEs (which I’m not quite happy about because it’s quite early) and we have to pick them by 25 March. So far I’m thinking Drama, Photography, Citizenship and Dance (this is in order) but I’m worried I will end up regretting my decision, especially for photography since it’s a new subject. (Same with Citizenship). I’m quite indecisive as well.
Just pick the subjects you like.
I.E, If you wanted to study drama A Level at sixth form, such as https://www.solihullsfc.ac.uk/course/drama-theatre/
‘Learners need not necessarily have studied Drama to GCSE level,’

It is important to realise that different secondary schools will offer different optional gcse subjects, because of that, if you dont choose a specific gcse (photography), it doesnt limit you in studying photography in the future (at A Level or university).

You have chosen some nice subjects - maths, and science, can be quite content heavy - so choosing gcse’s with coursework can reduce your number of exams in year 11 (and be less stressful do deal with by being more practical focused, less things to memorise).

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/drama/gcse/drama-8261/specification-at-a-glance
Drama has 2 practicals and 1 written exam.
https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/dance/gcse/dance-8236/specification-at-a-glance
Dance is the same.
(edited 2 months ago)
Think about the work load and what subjects you would enjoy putting the work into x
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Original post by BankaiGintoki
Just pick the subjects you like.
I.E, If you wanted to study drama A Level at sixth form, such as https://www.solihullsfc.ac.uk/course/drama-theatre/
‘Learners need not necessarily have studied Drama to GCSE level,’
It is important to realise that different secondary schools will offer different optional gcse subjects, because of that, if you dont choose a specific gcse (photography), it doesnt limit you in studying photography in the future (at A Level or university).
You have chosen some nice subjects - maths, and science, can be quite content heavy - so choosing gcse’s with coursework can reduce your number of exams in year 11 (and be less stressful do deal with by being more practical focused, less things to memorise).
https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/drama/gcse/drama-8261/specification-at-a-glance
Drama has 2 practicals and 1 written exam.
https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/dance/gcse/dance-8236/specification-at-a-glance
Dance is the same.


Thank you so much, I appreciate your help!
Reply 4
Original post by isla_Westrop
Think about the work load and what subjects you would enjoy putting the work into x


I am quite interested in these subjects so maybe they won’t be as bad as I think at the moment! Thank you for your help!

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