All of us in year 8 will soon be making the decision on what we are going to want to do for our GCSEs. In March, we will go to an evening where the school will help us to make up our minds, selecting the subjects we will take on for the rest of our educational life. It will take place on the 14th of March, a week after the Year 8 parents evening. This can be a difficult process; the result of what we choose will mark out the rest of our lives. Options evening is coming whether we like it or not and we will HAVE to make the right choice if we want the job we want.
However it is not a bad thing. Without this process we would probably have our choices made for us and we would not get the full understanding.
Here are some tips to help you.
- It is not always about what you want to do. You have to consider the question ‘can you do it’ (academically or personally). E.g. if you want to be a doctor, but you hate the sight of blood.
- Always do background research on the GCSEs and the qualifications you will need for a certain job.
- Don’t choose a subject because all your friends are doing it. You are good at what you can do, not what your friends can do.
- Select what you are good at. You never know how it may help you.
- Do not get stressed about it. Get advice from family, friends and teachers.