how to choose your subjects
Great care should be taken in selecting courses. Seek as much advice as possible.
You should consider the following points:
- Ability – remember that GCSE success does not guarantee similar success in the Sixth Form
- Personal preference for a subject – interest is a great motivator, and a good place to start. The nature of subjects can change in the Sixth Form, so some research is vital.
- Inter-relationship of subjects – do you want to study subjects that have a natural grouping, (e.g. Chemistry, Maths, and Physics)? These subjects provide some natural support for each other or do you want to study a diverse range of subjects that will keep your options open?
- Higher Education - If you are thinking of Higher Education, some degree subjects ask for specific A levels: for example Engineering often asks for Maths and Physics at A level. Look at the entry requirements on the universities’ websites
Finally – Please make sure that you speak to your teachers. Ask them if they feel you are able to handle the demands of an A Level or BTEC in their subject. This is really important because you need to make sure that you choose the right courses and are going to be happy and enjoy them
We now have subject videos which will help you understand the topics covered in all of the courses we have on offer this year.
The videos links listed below will introduce you to Sixth Form life at The Regis School and the subjects that are available.
A full list of the subjects available is below.
Should you require any further information please contact Susan.Potter@theregisschool.co.uk