Introduction: Choosing Year 9 Options
This instructable is basically about choosing "Options" in Year 9. Options are choices which a student makes in their 9th Year, to decide which subjects they, themselves actually want to learn.
I have made this instructable because, my time to choose my options is very near!!! I've just started Year 9. So i thought I might aswell give some tips to other people, who are going to choose their options.
Options are generally in U.K highschools, But this instructable can also be very helpful for "electives" which are very similar to options i believe, but are in Schools across America.
Step 1: Why Are the Options So Important?
I'm sure if you go to a high school in England, you would of heard, or will be hearing eventually
"The Options Talk".
The Options Talk is, where most of Year 9 is gone by talking about Options. You hear it from teachers, professional career advisors, parents, and even sometimes fellow classmates and friends.
Why do they go on about it eh?
Well because it's SO DAMN important. Thats why. These Options are going to be the subjects you study for the next 2 years of high school, up untill college. This means you can pick brand new subjects which you find intresting, keep some that you enjoy, and drop the ones that
you dislike ( oh yes! ).
However, you still have to do the core subjects :
Maths, Science, English....and a recently added one R.S. :-(
So if they are that important, then you should not make any mistakes.
Step 2: What to Do :
So now you know what Options are then; you now need to think about what you like doing.
Firstly, make a list of subjects that you wan't to do, or are intrested in.
Then make a list of subjects that you want to keep and are good at.
Then make a list of subjects that you want to drop, due to ; you make dislike it, not find it very intresting e.g.
Keep in mind you only get about 12* ( I am not sure i think so) slots to fit in your options including the core subjects.
Not alot is it..... thats why you must choose wisely.
Step 3: What Not to Do :
Ok, these are the don'ts now. Things that you shouldn't do when picking your Options.
Don't pick a subject just because a friend is picking it. -
A big don't. Chances are you will be in a totally different class. Also these Options are for what you want to do, and are a big influence in the career you want in life, or the job your going to get. Not for some other person; you !!!!!
Don't pick a subject because you like the teacher -
Very likely you will get a different teacher in the following year, so you would of lost out.
Don't pick a subject beacuse it sounds easy -
Sometimes it isn't easy, and you might find the subject boring but will have to stick with it for a whole 2 years until college.
Don't pick a totally new subject that you never have heard of -
There is a possibility you might dislike it or find it difficult.
Step 4: Good Luck !
Good luck with your new subjects then. You should remember to only pick an Option because you want to do it!
These Options determine what kind of Job you get, and they aid in attaining youre desired career. So choose wisely!
Also remember to succeed in school, you need to do well and get good grades. So also focus on academic work, assignments, course-work, homework etc...
Good luck in the future! Hopefully this instructable will aid in the process of choosing your Year 9 Options!
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