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Hello!

I'm posting this on behalf of my younger brother, who is about to select his GCSE options. Obviously he won't be applying for university (or whatever it is he chooses to do) for several years, but it makes sense to tailor his GCSE options to potential careers and the qualifications he'll need to get there (particularly when it comes to the sciences). Does anyone have any ideas in terms of degree courses/BTECs/future careers, bearing in mind the information below?

Interested in: P.E., ICT, design & technology, biology

Preferred salary: £30,000+

He's also an avid sportsperson.

Thanks in advance!
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Hello!

I'm posting this on behalf of my younger brother, who is about to select his GCSE options. Obviously he won't be applying for university (or whatever it is he chooses to do) for several years, but it makes sense to tailor his GCSE options to potential careers and the qualifications he'll need to get there (particularly when it comes to the sciences). Does anyone have any ideas in terms of degree courses/BTECs/future careers, bearing in mind the information below?

Interested in: P.E., ICT, design & technology, biology

Preferred salary: £30,000+

He's also an avid sportsperson.

Thanks in advance!
Without a university's degree, it is pretty impossible to get a starting salary of 30,000+. If your brother wishes to earn more than that, then he must forget P.E & design.
ICT, Technology and Biology are fields with well-paid jobs such as IT-expert, Biomed research, operations etc...
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He's 14.

Far too early to be thinking of stuff like starting salaries! And choosing a job based solely on money rather than interest/enthusiasm/ability is clearly nuts.

He should choose the GCSE subjects that interest him, whilst ensuring a spread of subjects to leave A level choices open.
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Without a university's degree, it is pretty impossible to get a starting salary of 30,000+. If your brother wishes to earn more than that, then he must forget P.E & design.
ICT, Technology and Biology are fields with well-paid jobs such as IT-expert, Biomed research, operations etc...
Thanks for your input.
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At this stage, it's important to take one step at a time. So, choose GCSEs on the basis of what he likes, and what will keep doors open at A Level.

Given that he evidently likes science related things, then I would suggest doing separate science (triple science) GCSEs, and beyond that just ones he'll enjoy (but if he's decently bright, try and steer clear of BTECs)

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There's nothing wrong with BTECS, I'm doing one (7As, 4Bs and 1C at GCSE) and I'm going to to the degree I want to do, so the Level 3 stage is entirely up to him.

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