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OPTIONS IN MARCH.... What do I choose watch

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    Hello, in March I am given the opportunity, as well as all the other year 9's around England, to choose my options to study in Year 10. My dream(s) are to either become a paediatrician or a teacher of humanities. Clearly, I like humanities but interested in Medicine. We get 3 options to choose from and 2 reserved options. My Core subjects and Options are listed below:

    English Language (GCSE)
    English Literature (GCSE)
    Mathematics (GCSE)
    Science (Double or Triple)
    Physical Education (BTEC)
    At Least on EBACC lesson out of French (GCSE), Geography (GCSE) or History (GCSE)

    Art (GCSE)
    Business Studies (GCSE)
    Dance (GCSE)
    Design and Technology (GCSE)
    Film Studies (GCSE)
    Food Technology (GCSE)
    French (GCSE)
    History (GCSE)
    Geography (GCSE)
    Music (GCSE)
    Philosophy & Ethics (GCSE)
    Sociology (GCSE)

    Child Development (OCR National)
    Finance (CiFE/LiFE)
    Health & Social Care (OCR National)
    ICT (OCR National)
    Performing Arts (BTEC)
    Travel and Tourism (BTEC)

    I took history and loved it! I found it really interesting and useful in helping me to develop my essay writing skills. If you're interested in humanities then I would definitely recommend it (though I didn't take geography or philosophy and ethics so I don't know what they are like).

    My main advice would be to just choose what you enjoy - the subjects that are useful for medicine you have to do anyway, though child development may be handy if you want to go into Paediatrics. I would also recommend talking to students who are currently doing the course as I did the old ones.

    Good luck!
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