Making subject choices
What to consider when making subject choices for S3, S4 and the senior school.
Your current attainment in each of your subject areas
How much you enjoy each of your subjects
Your personal hobbies and interests- do any subjects relate to these?
Your career aspirations/goals- what subjects will lead you towards these?
Future economy growth sectors- are their specific sectors that are likely to grow over the next 10 years and will this influence your decision making?
Who do I need to talk to about my options?
Subjects teachers- find out from them what they feel about you taking their subject as part of your options. This is a mandatory part of the process before submitting your final choices
Parents/carers- discuss everything through at home and explain your own thoughts and feelings
Guidance teacher- they will discuss and analyse your current attainment along with your subject potential and career aspirations (ensure your pathway planner is up to date)
Careers advisor- they are in a strong position to help support you with your subject choices directly related to your career aspirations. More information can also be found at https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/my-career-options/choosing-my-subjects
What not to do
Take a subject because your friends are taking it
Take a subject because you think it will be easy
Take a subject because you like the teacher you had previously- we cannot guarantee you will have the same teacher
Submit your choices as soon as possible because you think that will guarantee you a space- as long as you submit your options via the google form before the deadline we will do our best to get everyone their first choices.