Parents advice for 14-16 year olds

14-16 Choices

The school website has all of the information on each course the school runs.  Within this information, there are career pathways identified that the subject can set you off on.  Every student must take an EBacc subject, this is one of;

Triple Science, Language, Computer Science, Geography and History

We would suggest that every student should take at least one Ebacc subject, more than one is also desirable, if your child has a particular interest in that subject.  Options thereafter should align with your child’s interests and enjoyment.  If your child likes many subjects, then try to keep a broad range of options, so an Art, a Technology, a Language, a Humanity.  This keeps a wide range of options available post 16.  If your child is interested in a particular career choice, then research what subjects might support this.  Humanities (Geography, History, English, Religious Studies) all support career choices where there might be heavier emphasis on written work, research and comprehension.  Languages are always a good choice for students who might want to work in a global marketplace.  With the world of work being more global than it has ever been before, a language is always an attractive choice.  Arts and Technology subjects, whilst more practical in nature, demonstrate creativity, problem solving and communication skills.  Sport, Health and Dance subjects, support the sciences, health and well being, team work, problem solving and creativity skills.  Post 14, some subject choices will influence the subjects available to a student post 16, but they should not limit the students ability to study post 16 something that they did not take post 14.

If you require further advice on 14-16 course choices, please email;

careers@biddenham.beds.sch.uk

 

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