The subjects and qualifications you study over Years 10 and 11 will affect how you spend your time during your next two years at Her原理图el. It could also help set you up for the career or college course you want later on.
帮助你决定在10年级和11年级学习什么, start by asking yourself what you enjoy doing and what you’re good at.
There are some subjects so important that everyone has to take them, 但你在九年级还有选择. You can read the Options Booklet for 2023 as a PDF download at the bottom of this page. Please also see this Options presentation with audio from Mr Devereux, Deputy Headteacher.
Ask for help from your Head of 学习 or the 职业生涯 Leader.
If you have a firm career idea, research it and choose your options accordingly. 记住，没有资格是浪费的.
You don’t have to have a career in mind at this stage – you just need to choose subjects and courses that will give you plenty of choice later on.
Check out whether the subjects have coursework, controlled assessment or just exams.
Download the document called 'How 职业生涯 Relate to School Subjects' from the list at the foot of this page to see a list of job titles arranged by 原理图ool subjects - remember, 通常这些联系并不是一成不变的, but do give you some ideas about where particular 原理图ool subjects could eventually lead.
Chances are you'll have to do at least one exam for most of your subjects, but many also let you count controlled assessment towards your final grade. 有些科目不全是书面作业, and give you the chance to do practical assessments as well.
The choices are yours, but most people look for advice on important decisions. There’s plenty available, but you should do as much as you can yourself to research all the options.
父母, 护理人员, 家人和朋友可能最了解你, so talking to them can help you work out what might suit you. But remember that they won’t always know a lot about careers or courses you’re interested in. If you’re planning to work towards a particular career or college course, don’t be put off just because it means taking a different direction from friends or family members.
Subject teachers know exactly what studying a subject in Year 10 and 11 involves, 并能建议你是否适合这份工作.
The 职业生涯 Leader can guide you towards advice about which subjects and qualifications are useful for particular careers. Mr Devereux can answer any questions about the Her原理图el options process itself. You will also have an opportunity to talk to some older students who have studied the subjects in which you are interested.
考尔小姐, 学校就业顾问, will be at Options Evening and will be running group sessions in 原理图ool before half term for you to ask any questions.
Deadline for submitting option choices – 17th March 2023
Click on the links below for some external help and advice on choosing your options from some independent websites. Which University considers the impact your GCSE choices can have on your future degree courses.
If you are a bit unsure about where to go with your options choices, 试着阅读下面的案例研究:
杰西卡 is in Year 9 and looking to start her GCSE courses in September. Alongside 数学 and 英语, she is doing Triple 科学, PE and French. She has always enjoyed making and repairing things and would like a career in engineering.
When it came to choosing her options 杰西卡 found it invaluable talking to the 原理图ool careers adviser and Head of 学习, who both emphasised the importance of choosing subjects that she enjoys as well as those that relate to her career choice. This particularly helped 杰西卡 focus on her decision-making as she is a student who does well in most subject areas.
‘When I had to make my choices I was advised to choose carefully, 去寻找我感兴趣的选择, not what I feel I have to do because everyone else is taking them. The 原理图ool careers adviser also suggested that I consider my future ambition when making my choices.’
迈克尔 is in Year 9 and enjoys most of his 原理图ool subjects. 他选择参加普通中等教育证书的地理课程, 历史与食品技术, but at the moment he doesn’t really have a clear career plan.
‘I had the opportunity to talk to my Head of 学习, 这很好, and the 原理图ool careers adviser at subject evening about my option choices. I also used the 原理图ool’s option booklet and careers website which I went through with my parents and this helped me to decide what courses would suit me.’
迈克尔 found it invaluable talking to lots of different people about what to do after Year 9. As he doesn’t have a career idea yet, decision-making can feel even more confusing. It’s important to choose courses that will suit and interest you, 不仅仅是因为你的朋友在这么做, 所以，从你周围的人那里得到一些建议和帮助吧.