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Career choices 13-14

Choosing the subjects and courses in Year 8 or 9

This is the first decision that may affect your future, so think about:

  • subjects you enjoy
  • new subjects
  • courses you do well in
  • subjects to help you achieve your future career plans
  • courses that let you learn in a way that suits you.

Having a good spread of subjects and the best grades you can achieve will increase your career choices at 16.

Check out our career timeline (see Downloads on this page) for a quick guide to planning.

Contact the Progress Team (see Downloads) or call the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900 for help and advice.