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Year 12 Options 2012 C Moore St Mary’s CBGS. How do I choose? Look at the course list Look at the course list Make a list of everything that you are interested.

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1 Year 12 Options 2012 C Moore St Mary’s CBGS

2 How do I choose? Look at the course list Look at the course list Make a list of everything that you are interested in Make a list of everything that you are interested in Get information on each subject of interest Get information on each subject of interest Consult the A-Z of Careers at the back of the Options book Consult the A-Z of Careers at the back of the Options book Talk with teachers, friends and family Talk with teachers, friends and family Get one-to-one advice if necessary Get one-to-one advice if necessary Rank your chosen subjects Rank your chosen subjects Argue your case for each subject you have chosen Argue your case for each subject you have chosen

3 Who to talk to Subject Teachers Form Teachers Parents and extended family Older students Miss Moore N.I. Careers Service

4 Where do I see myself in two years’ time? (what you choose to do at 16 will have a direct bearing on what you can choose at 18) Where do I see myself in two years’ time? (what you choose to do at 16 will have a direct bearing on what you can choose at 18) Do I have a career plan? Do I have a career plan? What sort of learner am I? What sort of learner am I? What are my skills & abilities & how will this affect my choices? What are my skills & abilities & how will this affect my choices? Consider the following…

5 Which A Level subjects might I need for…? A-Z Listing in the Options booklet A-Z Listing in the Options booklet Some degrees have specific subject requirements but many do not Some degrees have specific subject requirements but many do not You need to check each university You need to check each university A Level subject choices should not be made only on career or university aspirations A Level subject choices should not be made only on career or university aspirations Leaving options open… Leaving options open… C Moore St Mary’s CBGS

6 Competition for university places “220,000 students were left battling for just 40,000 places in Aug 2011” Highly competitive degrees: MedicineTeacher Training DentistryLaw PharmacySocial Work Veterinary medicineAccounting Health Professions and nursing Sport (in N.I.) RUSSELL GROUP UNIVERSITIES C Moore St Mary’s CBGS

7 Russell Group Universities Top 20 UK universities Top 20 UK universities Competitive entrance to all degree programmes Competitive entrance to all degree programmes Queen’s University Belfast became the newest member in 2006 Queen’s University Belfast became the newest member in 2006 A Level grades, GCSE grades, Personal Statement considered A Level grades, GCSE grades, Personal Statement considered C Moore St Mary’s CBGS

8 C Moore St Mary’s CBGS Questions? Useful websites:


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