What advice would you give to students and parents?
Students should talk to parents about their interests and discuss which subjects they enjoy and do well in.
Students should consider what they would like to do in the future and what subjects would help them to achieve this.
Together, research post-16 courses and consider which subjects would be relevant.
Encourage variety in the subjects chosen by students – this will allow for greater choice post-16
Choose subjects for the right reasons
|The right reasons|
|I am good at this subject|
|I know that this subject will help me to achieve my post-16 ambitions|
|I want to keep my options open so I have chosen a broad range of subjects|
|I have achieved good marks and feedback in that subject|
Some wrong reasons include:
"I like the teacher"
"All my friends are doing this subject" and
"All the other choices are too difficult / too boring"