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Hi,I'm in year 9 right now and am stuck on which subject I should pick for my GCSE's .I only have 1 free choice because of how my school is doing it.They call it paths (blue,orange yellow.More academically advanced children (Blue path) get 1 subject to choose because they will be doing a language and history or geography,orange path won't be doing a language or humanity and yellow path don't do humanity or a language .At first I was stuck between picking Art,computer science and engineering,I love each of those subjects and am actually doing well in them,so to have a wider choice of what job/career path to do I thought of picking Engineering since I enjoy it and am getting good levels in it.A couple of days ago I went to parents evening , and when I talked to my science teacher he said that if I pick Triple Science for GCSE's I will have a wider range of Uni's or jobs to choose from (something along the lines of that).The thing is even though right now I am doing well in Science I don't particularly enjoy it.When I talked to my engineering teacher he just said to pick what I enjoy and am good at because I wouldn't like doing something I dislike doing for 3 hours a week for 2 years.I also love computers and working with them (Built my own computer a month back and am Typing on it now so I don't want to factor out Computer Science either .What should I do?I don't understand how people already know what job or carrer they want to go down from a really young age,I personally had no idea when I was young and I still dont know now :/.Sorry if this was like reading an essay thanks for any suggestions
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Do dt omg obviously
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Follow your dreams. Do what you want.
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I would say triple science - at GCSE it's better to have core subjects than specialist ones
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Hey there,

For my GCSE's, I picked Computer Science, Geography and Electronics. I enjoyed both Computer Science and Geography before GCSE's anyway so I did well in those but ended up hating Electronics which is something I had previously done. Point is, try to balance your choices between the subjects you want to do and the subjects that will be important for your future choices.
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I would say triple science - at GCSE it's better to have core subjects than specialist ones
I do want to keep my options open because I still don't know what career path I should go down,should I pick triple science?I do like engineering more than triple science but I could probably try hard and get through it for 2 years,school isn't too fun anyway
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I would definitely choose computer science. Many students don't even do triple science, so you won't be at a disadvantage if you want to study a science post-16. Engineering is quite a soft gcse, computer science is more reputable. Also you mention that you have an interest in computers, so you would most likely enjoy it. Furthermore computer science is classed as a gcse science anyway (so you would have three science gcses). Triple science is not necessary, choosing computer science would leave your option choices open and it is a reputable gcse. Thats my advice anyway
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im picking German
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im picking German
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I think i'll probably pick triple science just to keep my options open.Will I be able to do something along the lines of maybe computer science (graphical design,programming etc.)or engineering later on if I do pick triple science?
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(Original post by JustAsOriginal)
Hi,I'm in year 9 right now and am stuck on which subject I should pick for my GCSE's .I only have 1 free choice because of how my school is doing it.They call it paths (blue,orange yellow.More academically advanced children (Blue path) get 1 subject to choose because they will be doing a language and history or geography,orange path won't be doing a language or humanity and yellow path don't do humanity or a language .At first I was stuck between picking Art,computer science and engineering,I love each of those subjects and am actually doing well in them,so to have a wider choice of what job/career path to do I thought of picking Engineering since I enjoy it and am getting good levels in it.A couple of days ago I went to parents evening , and when I talked to my science teacher he said that if I pick Triple Science for GCSE's I will have a wider range of Uni's or jobs to choose from (something along the lines of that).The thing is even though right now I am doing well in Science I don't particularly enjoy it.When I talked to my engineering teacher he just said to pick what I enjoy and am good at because I wouldn't like doing something I dislike doing for 3 hours a week for 2 years.I also love computers and working with them (Built my own computer a month back and am Typing on it now so I don't want to factor out Computer Science either .What should I do?I don't understand how people already know what job or carrer they want to go down from a really young age,I personally had no idea when I was young and I still dont know now :/.Sorry if this was like reading an essay thanks for any suggestions
I wouldn't take advice from RedManc , he didn't do very well
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I wouldn't take advice from RedManc , he didn't do very well
That's very nice
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If you want to do A-levels (or even go to Sixthform) in Sciences then you perhaps should pick Triple Science...
But honestly, the GCSE options you pick don't really affect much in terms of things, but its the grade that counts.
So just pick something what you would enjoy and are not forsaken to it for the next 2 years.
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Triple Science is challenging, 9 times out of 10 the class is motivated/all want to do well and it really does open up a wealth of options at A-Level. Aside from that, go with a balance of difficulty, enjoyment and what you're naturally good at. At the end of the day, if you really do not enjoy Triple Science then there is no balance and hence you won't be motivated to do well in it either.

If you're passionate about Engineering and Computer Science, but are doing exceptionally well in Triple Science, you just have to weigh them and see which one fits each category the best.
Judging by your discussion with your Engineering teacher, you seem to enjoy Engineering and are doing well in it. Doing Triple Science isn't the be-all-end-all, you can do most of whatever you're passionate about at A-Level with only Additional (Double Award). So, I say do Engineering, but that's just my 2-cents.
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