Most students will want to do the subjects that they enjoy and feel naturally good at, and many will want to pick the same subjects as their friends. The choices that students make at 14, 16 and 18 will affect what A levels, degree courses, and jobs and training opportunities that students will be able to apply for; it’s important that students understand the effect that these decisions will make on their future.
A recent Futuretrack study highlighted that many students realised too late that they had chosen the 'wrong' choices, and that schools and colleges need to do more to make sure that students fully understand the implications of their decisions. A summary of this report can be downloaded from the right hand side of this page.
For information on which school and degree subjects students need to choose for different career routes, see the Your career section of this site.