Choices at 13/14
During Year 9 (although some schools start this in Year 8) you will have to make some important decisions about the subjects and courses you wish to study during Years 10 and 11 (Key Stage 4).
Read on to find out more about your Key Stage 4 choices. You can also find out more from the Choosing your GCSE options pages on icould - watch videos, read articles and check out their guide to choosing your options.
If you want to find out more about possible career ideas related to your favourite subjects check out BBC Bitesize Careers
Staying in education or training until you are 18.
Don't forget that you now have to stay in some form of education or training until you are at least 18.
This doesn't mean that you have to stay on at school for an extra two years, but does mean that you will need to think carefully about your choices after Year 11.
At 16 you can choose to continue your learning at sixth form or college, get an apprenticeship or traineeship or get a job with training.
More within Choices at 13/14
- Find out about the new GCSEs Information about new GCSEs and how they are graded from 9-1.
- Where do I start? Some basics on making your Key Stage 4 option choices.
- Where can I study for my GCSEs? Did you know that as well as choosing what to study you can also now choose where to study?
- How do I choose my Key Stage 4 options? Tips on what to think about when making your Key Stage 4 choices.
- Who can help me? Where to get help and advice on choosing your Key Stage 4 options.
- What help can I get if I have additional needs? Transition planning and support you can get if you have special educational needs.
- Frequently asked questions Answers to some questions you might have about making your Key Stage 4 choices.
- Subjects at Key Stage 4 Find out what subjects you can study in Years 10 and 11.