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I am currently y9 and I wanna choose my GCSE subjects, I have choose the three compulsory subjects apart of this I have to take 5 subjects by my own for my next 2years, could you give me some advices that I can understand that which subjects shall I pick to get a good grades and be good at for my next 2years!.
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The more interested you are in a subject, the more better you'll be at it and the easier you'll be motivated revising for it
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The way I choose my subjects was that i thought " which subjects would I be sad to NEVER learn about again ? "
This really helped me decided which subjects to choose . Choose subjects which you really want to learn more about .
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think about what you might want to do as a career - if you know, pick options that’ll help you get there; if not, keep your options open! think about what you’ll never want to do again (for me i didn’t like art or geography). Then, it’ll be good to think of how much time you’ll spend on a subject - don’t pick a combo of creative subjects like art, drama and dance because you just won’t have time for all of them. Try to pick a humanity too, as they’re ebacc subjects.. Good luck!
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Try not to choose subjects thinking that they will be easy
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(Original post by englishnoob101)
try not to choose subjects thinking that they will be easy
yes dont do that!! So many people make this mistake and regret it so much later
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Basically pick subjects you like and are good at. Also start thinking about career you might want to go into, or at least what kind of area you want to go into so you can get an idea of what you could then take forth to A levels or degree level. Obviously do not think too much about it because you still have time, but take it into consideration. Do not make the mistake I made of not taking certain subjects together because you think it might be too hard. Make sure you get some information on what you do on those courses and make the decision. I hope this helps x.
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You can also ask older years in your school about how they find each subject and what they learn.
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Usually the subjects you perform well in now are a good indicator of the one’s you enjoy and will succeed in. Also be aware that the content of your subjects at the moment may be different at GCSE level, most likely more advanced as you would expect, so as others have said don’t go for a subject because you think it’s easy. 80% of my Music class at GCSEs we’re people who thought Music was easy - they all got 3s, 4s or 5s. But, granted, some subjects are somewhat easier than others. Business studies has a multiple choice paper and coursework, making it easier to get a good grade if you just put in the work.

Another commenter gave a good piece of advice, which is to pick subjects you would miss if you never studied them again.

My advice though? You will more than likely change your mind about your career many times over the next few years. Keep your options open and take a range of subjects that keep you well-rounded and keep your options open. You will have time to specialise at A Levels. I thought I wanted to be a Journalist in Year 9. In Year 10, an Accountant. In Year 11, I wanted to study English Literature. Now I’ve applied and been accepted to 5 universities to study BSc Geography. You will inevitably change your mind and your interests will reveal themselves and flourish over the next few years. Keep your options open, and look at GCSEs at an enjoyable academic pursuit and an opportunity to shape your interests and discover more about yourself.
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do NOT pick art it will ruin ur life😭 too time consuming
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(Original post by baekie)
do NOT pick art it will ruin ur life😭 too time consuming
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(Original post by behnam2020)
Hi everyone,
I am currently y9 and I wanna choose my GCSE subjects, I have choose the three compulsory subjects apart of this I have to take 5 subjects by my own for my next 2years, could you give me some advices that I can understand that which subjects shall I pick to get a good grades and be good at for my next 2years!.
Waiting for your advices..
Thanks all.
Heya- what kind of options are available to you/ what are you looking at? Would be great to give some personal advice, but if not I totally agree with everything already said
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