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    Geography vs History shanemacken2000

    I have to pick my LC Options before next week. Should I choose Geography or History. HELP PLEASE!!!

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      Ruadhri_2376

      History involves a lot of writing and can be a lot tougher than Geography

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      Sarah2014

      you need to be able to learn important dates for history

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      shanemacken2000

      What is the content like because I enjoy both subjects (for now at least) but am stuck at a crossroad as for which one to take with my other subjects?

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      AmyOR

      Leaving cert geography is really just adding more information to what you learned in junior cert Leaving cert history is all essay writing

      I do both subjects and personally prefer history

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      Sarah2014

      it depends on what you want to do when you leave school

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      shanemacken2000

      See, I want to be a teacher for English, Irish and Science so neither subject is going to make a big difference in my career.

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      shanemacken2000

      Is that so AmyOR? Is that just 5th Year Geography or 6th Year?

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      Sarah2014

      so what subject do you prefer?? have you done the mocks yet?

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      AmyOR

      Yeah the whole course is just expanding and you have an elective to do. The topics in the elective is up to your teacher

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      Sarah2014

      is history that hard to study @AmyOR for the lc?

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      granners

      i did both for the junior cert, but chose geography for the leaving as it isnt too difficult from what you've learnt at junior cert and since there are short questions and a project worth 20%, you should easily pass honours if you put a bit of work into the long questions. there is a lot of learning in both, but it really comes down to which content you prefer and if your school offers the subject, as at the end of the day, thatll be the subject you will find easier to learn off for the exam

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      shanemacken2000

      Honestly, Sarah2014 I don't care about my mock result (which we haven't done yet) as a deciding factor. I want to pick on whether or not I'll enjoy the subject as there is no point if I'll be good at it if I don't like the subject and am easily bored.

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      shanemacken2000

      I know AmyOr that every teacher in our school does the Economic elective. Any experience with that as one of the main reasons I am considering Geography, is the ties it has to Business and that section seems really interesting.

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      shanemacken2000

      Do you find geography interesting granners?

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      JadeSheehan

      Honestly for my junior cert I did both geography and history. As I kept on geography for the leaving cert I really think it's the subject to go with as you can waffle your way around with it to an extinct and you know the information from junior cert too. History is learning off dates, essay writing and very stressful. Geography much more interesting too. From my point of view geography is the best option.

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      shanemacken2000

      Thank you!

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      JadeSheehan

      No problem! :)

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      AmyOR

      @sarah2014 I find it fine to study for I just make mind maps and bullet point the topics and I'm grand!

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      Sarah2014

      ok cool thanks @amyor

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      granners

      generally i find geography interesting as you get to find out about the landscape and countries and modern society instead of information from the past, which isnt too relevant for what i want to do in college or anything, but saying that, i didnt like history so im slightly biased towards geography

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      shanemacken2000

      Thank you all for your opinions. I feel as if I have made my decision and will do Geography. Thank you all!

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      gerry.2016

      For a person doing both geography and history. Please do not do history. It's the most hardest and difficult subject I do in my leaving cert. Do not do it. It will be the worst decision you'll ever make!!!

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