You should choose a career based on the subjects you enjoy studying. There are many years of study to come – you should enjoy them!!
Try to narrow down the field of choice to ‘Arts’, Sciences’, ‘Business (Commerce)’, “Engineering’ etc.
Choosing a ‘specialty’ field over a ‘common’ field will give you more job opportunities. For instance, Accounting is ‘common’. Forensic Accounting is ‘specialised’.
South African University requirements are very specific and need to be adhered to for successful admission. For instance:
Be aware of specific requirements in particular fields of study:
If in doubt, please visit the Careers Dept on the 1st floor of the Megahey Centre. Be involved in your future career choice – don’t follow the crowd.
Only you can truly choose what you want to do with the rest of your life so choose something you are passionate about –or– choose a career where you are helping people << this will, in turn, give you a sense of fulfilment and ultimately, a passion in life.
This document has been produced to help parents and pupils know exactly what is involved in choosing subjects at A level. The specific subject information, written by Academic Heads of Department, includes the course content, previous pass rates and the qualifications needed for entry into the subject concerned together with suggested/suitable combinations of subjects.
The selection of A level subjects is of critical importance and can have a long lasting influence on university applications and career choices.
To parents I would like to say the following:
To pupils I would like to add:
A level choices need to be made by half term, but it is possible to make changes to these choices following the publishing of IGCSE results.
When the IGCSE exam results come, we weight them by giving them the following values:
A* 6 points.
A 5 points
B 4 points
C 3 points
D 2 point
E 1 point
To qualify to take 3 A levels, a pupil should ideally:
It is possible for pupils who do not qualify to take 3 subjects at A level to take 2 subjects at A levels and one subject at AS.
In addition to taking 3 A level subjects, in order to broaden the academic curriculum at 5th
form level, all pupils in the 5th Form will take a course in English Language, Global Perspectives or French Language, all of which are examined at AS level at the end of the 5th form year.
Mr Jon Trafford