Myths about choosing your options: Busted!

This article was first published in 2018.

It's that time of year already: your teachers are asking you to choose your exam subjects, and everyone has an opinion on what you should or should not do!

So how can you tell the facts from the fake news? Don't worry - with the help of a bit of comedy, we've broken down the myths versus reality here, so that you can make up your own mind.

A humorous take on things people say and advice they give to students picking their exam subjects.

Just to recap:

  • Lots of subjects will include new theory that you won't have covered before, including subjects like Art and Design and PE. You should talk to teachers to find out exactly what you will be examined on

  • There's not necessarily any such thing as an 'easy' subject, all courses are designed to challenge you. You should be guided by your interests and passion for a subject

  • No one subject will seal your fate at this stage. While lots of further education courses and jobs will require you have certain qualifications, there could be opportunities for you to take these later in life.

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