Careers Using Your Subjects

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 has an excellent tool 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.  For more information see Here

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.

Year 11 Careers Day.  On 2nd December 2021 our Year 11 students took part in a Careers Day where they interacted with, and gained, some experience of employers with a focus on emphasising the links between careers and the curriculum. Please find here the letter to parents/carers about the aims of the day and programme. We were supported by Abingdon & Witney College (A&W) who gave presentations on Apprenticeships and what A&W Courses are available. Our students also received a presentation on the many Online Resources available to them.  Ignite Sports worked with our PE Department and talked with students about Soft Skills in the workplace and Healthtec held a live link interactive webinar on Careers in the NHS. Our students were issued with a Careers Day booklet, full of useful information,  which can be found here.