Your subject choices can have an impact on what you study at college or university and what careers are open to you in the future, so you probably have a lot of questions.
How will English help you? Will maths and chemistry be important in your career? Should you take music forward? We’ve put together a list of things to think about before making your decision.
Think about which subjects make you happy. You're more likely to get better marks in subjects that you find interesting. Does the time seem to fly by in some subjects and go at a snail’s pace in others?
If you know what you're good at it can help you pick your subjects. Think about the subjects that you get good results in. There may be some subjects that you've never studied before; My Strengths can help you see where your strengths lie.
We all like to learn in different ways. Do you like English and drama because you get to talk and listen? Or perhaps you like woodwork because you can get stuck in and learn with your hands? Working out how you like to learn can help you to choose the right subjects.
Do you have an idea of what you’d like to do after you finish school? Certain subjects can help you to get there. For example, if you want to be a journalist subjects like English and Modern Studies are going to be very useful or if you fancy engineering, maths and physics will be helpful.
Careers A-Z can help you to find out more about different jobs and the subjects and qualifications you’ll need.
Explore Careers A-Z to find out what subjects are helpful for different careers.
Try using the strengths tool to help you find out what you're best at.
Have a look at our subject choices page for more help in making your decision.
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