Which GCSE options should I choose?

UPDATE: GCSEs are changing – make sure you understand how this affects you:

Choosing your GCSE options can be confusing. You will have to do English, Maths and Science GCSEs, as these are the subjects that employers, colleges and universities will look for. However, you will have the chance to choose additional subjects to help you in your future career.

If you have a specific career in mind, it is worth having a look to make sure you have chosen the best GCSE options to help you develop your skills in that area. Whether you are hoping to go on to university or if you just want some more information about which subjects will help you get your dream job, check out Which University. Their website offers lots of advice on the qualities and skills needed for certain careers and helps you decide which courses will help you achieve your goals.


If you aren’t sure which career you want to pursue, it is still very important to choose the GCSE options that are right for you. Take a bit of time to research the different courses available to you and seek some careers advice to get a better idea of which subjects you should pick.

If you need more help choosing a career path, play Plotr’s online game to help you narrow down your options and explore different jobs that you might want to pursue. You will then be able to check what courses are needed for certain careers to help you choose your GCSE options. By taking part in this game, you will be able to pinpoint the career you are most suited to so that you can choose the best options for your future career. The website also has lots of useful articles and information for students, teachers and parents.


Secondary Academic Support: would you like to have somewhere to go after school to get your homework done in a quiet supportive environment? visit  to find out about the Redbridge Homework club.

Weston Homework Club

Southampton University have recently set up a homework club that takes place at Weston Library. The sessions are for secondary school age pupils and run every Wednesday at YMCA Weston Community Library, 68 Weston Lane, Southampton, SO19 9GH . The sessions are on a drop in basis, so there is no need to book in advance.

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