GCSE | Getting Your GCSE Options Right
Updated: Oct 2, 2020
Every year, thousands of Year 9 students are faced with the difficult decision of choosing their GCSE subjects. At Tech Tutors, we have come up with some helpful hints and tips to help you decide. Remember, our tutors are always on hand to help you.
1. Know the compulsory subjects
First of all, you need to find out which subjects are compulsory at your school. All students must take English Language, Maths and Science (combined or individual) and the majority of schools require you to take English Literature. There may be other subjects you are required to take so make sure you check with your school.
2. Let the choices be yours Whilst others may share their opinions about the subjects they think you should be taking, it is important that you decide for yourself. Choose a subject you enjoy. We always find that our students get higher grades when they are interested in the subject. 3. Look at course content and the mark scheme Some GCSE subjects, such as Art and Drama, are based almost exclusively on coursework, so if you're not keen on taking exams at the end of the year, then you may want to move away from subjects that depend significantly on your exam results. 4. Think about your career goal Do you have a career goal in mind? If so, try to research the requirements needed to follow this path at sixth form and university. This will help to guide you when making your GCSE choices.
5. Stay calm! Try not to get too stressed out about choosing your GCSE subjects. Remember - everyone else around you is in the same boat. If you need any further support, contact us at Tech Tutors.
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