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    I'm considering:


    (I'm predicted Grade 9s for the academic subjects).
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    Entirely depends on your interests and what you are good at, at the end of the day, as long as your grades are good it doesn't matter what you picked. I would do at least one science though.
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    Is this picking your GCSE subjects or your subjects to take in year 9?

    I am in year 11 and I take all of the subjects listed except graphics, and computer science and sports science BTEC so here is what I would do if I was choosing again:

    - choose subjects you enjoy
    Make sure you pick subjects you enjoy or if that is a challenge, at least pick subjects you have a vague interest in. It is much easier to remain motivated if you are enjoying learning.

    - choose subjects you are good at.
    This is the same as above, it is easier to motivate yourself to work of you are confident in your ability to get a good grade.

    - think about options later on eg: a-levels, uni ect.
    If you know you want to take a-level graphics then take it at GCSE ect.

    -look at which teachers there are at your school.
    If you are stuck between a few subjects then look at which teachers there are. Let's say you want to do graphics or fine art and you can't decide which but 2 out of the three fine art teachers are horrible and not very good and only 1 of the graphics teachers is rubbish, pick the subject where you are most likely to get a good teacher.

    - look at the work involved in each subject.
    Something like graphics is a lot of work as you go along due to the very high amount of coursework; this might suit your learning style or you might rather be assessed only on your final exam.

    I hope this was at least slightly helpful, at the end of the day don't stress too much. if your school is anything like mine within the first few weeks of the school year if you decide you've made a catastrophic decision then you can probably switch to a new subject. good luck!
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