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Career choices 13-14

Choosing subjects and courses in Year 8 or Year 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.

The Islington Progress Pledge

Developed with the help of young people, the Progress Pledge sets out the support you can expect to help you find employment, education or training:

- Careers guidance with our qualified advisers
- Job coaching
- Mock interviews
- Support in English and maths up to Level 2
- One-to-one support into education, a traineeship or apprenticeship, or employment
- Up to 100 hours of work experience or volunteering
- Help to access other support services