Choosing your options shouldn’t be something to worry about. Follow these two pieces of advice and you are sure to make the right choices.

  • Attend a year 8/9 options event at school [bring your parents too]. Make sure you ask questions about what’s involved in the subjects and what you’ll be learning about. It might be very different from what you have studied so far. Does it sound interesting? Do you think you will enjoy it?
  • Ask your parents and teachers for advice as they know you best, and if you have any friends or brothers and sisters who have done the course already - ask them about it.

Your school will give you all the information you need about GCSE options, and there is lots of information and guidance online too. Many schools also hold options events where you and your parents/carers can discuss things with subject teachers and careers advisers.