Choosing a career

The subjects you choose may impact what you go on to study and what career you go on to afterwards. Have you chosen your favourite subjects? Will your subjects help you towards your goals? How will your subjects be used in the future? There are many things to consider.

Ask yourself questions like these...

  • What subjects do you find interesting and enjoyable?
  • Where might your subjects lead you?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • What do your parents, friends and teachers think you are good at?

There are plenty of websites to help you decide. Here are just a few to start you off:

MyWorldofWork Show how your particular group of subjects might lead to a variety of careers. Astronauts need Maths, Science and English, for example, but so too do Educational Psychologists.

Target Careers Has lots of good guidance on A-level subject choices that lead to employment. It has info on different careers, how you might choose a career, and what subjects and qualifications you might need to enter a career.

Be Ready Recognises the development and implementation of essential employability skills is key to helping people realise their life goals. 

You may still have lots of questions and your Head of Department, form tutors and teachers are available to support you and help you consider your options.


Updated January 2024