Option Choices in Year 9

Here you'll find some hints and tips to help you choose your subjects and make career choices.

Choose your subjects

Making choices are part of everyday life. Everyone makes choices in different ways. 

Choosing what subjects to follow in Years 10 and 11 may seem daunting, but it can also be an exciting time for you! Until now, choices about what you study have been made for you, but when you choose your options, YOU can start to take control and have more responsibility.

 

Make your decision

A great way to start thinking about choosing subjects is to think about how you make decisions in everyday life.

  • Do you ask for other people's opinion?
  • Are you influenced by what your friends and family tell you?
  • Do you worry about what people might think of your choice? 

With so many courses to choose from, making a decision isn't always easy. How to choose a subject/course can help you to start thinking about your choices. 

Think about the do's and don'ts when thinking about subject choices. 

 

Are you ready?

Answer the Are you ready? questions to see if you're prepared and ready to make your decisions!

 

Help for parents and guardians

Choosing Year 10 and 11 subjects isn't just daunting for the pupil; parents and guardians can feel overwhelmed with all the options and qualifications available to their child. 

If you're a parent or guardian you can have a positive influence on your child's choices. Our Parents/carers guide can give you advice on the process.

You may also find our Information for Parents and Guardians a handy guide when supporting your child in making career decisions.

Need more information? Have a look at our GCSE FAQ's

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