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Geography or Psychology (igcse)

Plssss helppppppp

I'm taking:
Biology
Chemistry
Music
French
Math
English
And I need to choose another subject: geography or psychology
-not a fan of essays
-want to become a researcher or teacher in the future
(edited 1 month ago)
Original post by Mhskxvsk
Plssss helppppppp
I'm taking:
Biology
Chemistry
Music
French
Math
English
And I need to choose another subject: geography or psychology
-not a fan of essays
-want to become a researcher or teacher in the future
Hey,

I’m in y11 studying geo rn but not psychology so I can’t really say much about that. But what I can say about geography is that I find it one of my easier subjects. Once you understand the key concepts all you need is to apply common sense and memorise a good few stats for case studies.

You’ll like geography if you are interested in how the natural world and society interact and can form logical chains of reasoning e.g

Mass migration in developing countries leads to growth of informal sector which leads to less tax revenue for governments. This means that less money can be spent on infrastructure putting an already strained infrastructure at risk of collapse. For example waste management etc

It’s all about making connections and thinking logically, for my exam board at least. It would probably worth finding out what exam board your school does and having a look at the papers for both geo and psychology and think to yourself ‘can I see myself sitting this paper’ that really helped me pick my a levels.

Hopefully someone comes on here and talks about psychology. At the end of the day go with your gut and even if you don’t like what you end up choosing just push through. You’ll be great! Good luck 🙂
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Original post by tryphenalee2
Hey,
I’m in y11 studying geo rn but not psychology so I can’t really say much about that. But what I can say about geography is that I find it one of my easier subjects. Once you understand the key concepts all you need is to apply common sense and memorise a good few stats for case studies.
You’ll like geography if you are interested in how the natural world and society interact and can form logical chains of reasoning e.g
Mass migration in developing countries leads to growth of informal sector which leads to less tax revenue for governments. This means that less money can be spent on infrastructure putting an already strained infrastructure at risk of collapse. For example waste management etc
It’s all about making connections and thinking logically, for my exam board at least. It would probably worth finding out what exam board your school does and having a look at the papers for both geo and psychology and think to yourself ‘can I see myself sitting this paper’ that really helped me pick my a levels.
Hopefully someone comes on here and talks about psychology. At the end of the day go with your gut and even if you don’t like what you end up choosing just push through. You’ll be great! Good luck 🙂

Ty sooo muchh:smile:
(edited 1 month ago)
Original post by Mhskxvsk
Ty sooo muchh:smile:
No problem! Hope it helps 😃
Original post by Mhskxvsk
Plssss helppppppp
I'm taking:
Biology
Chemistry
Music
French
Math
English
And I need to choose another subject: geography or psychology
-not a fan of essays
-want to become a researcher or teacher in the future

I did psych and geog for gcse and the longer questions were only 9 or 6 marks for both subjects really so not much difference. Psychology required a LOT more memorising however which becomes quite intense and tedious when revising for tests with lots of topics. I found both pretty interesting so id go for geo as will be less demanding when revising for gcses and mocks save yourself the hassle
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Original post by elliemartin5
I did psych and geog for gcse and the longer questions were only 9 or 6 marks for both subjects really so not much difference. Psychology required a LOT more memorising however which becomes quite intense and tedious when revising for tests with lots of topics. I found both pretty interesting so id go for geo as will be less demanding when revising for gcses and mocks save yourself the hassle

tysmm😁😁

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