The move from Year 9 to Year 10 is a very exciting time. You will be asked to make choices which will have an impact on your future study and career paths. Careful consideration and good advice should be sought before you make your final choices. Choosing a balanced set of subjects you enjoy is essential!
Studying the right subjects and getting the best qualifications will give you a better chance of getting the career of your choice. Knowing where to start can be confusing, however, so why not speak to the people who will be teaching you? They will be able to tell you about all that the lessons involve and you will be able to decide whether or not the subject suits you.
The timetable is built around our pupils’ own choices; our current girls do not have to choose from pre-set blocks of subjects. This is how we personalise your learning, to suit your desired combinations of studies.
Our aim throughout is to ensure that each of you follows the best possible range of subjects for your particular aptitudes and aspirations. It is important to maintain a balance of subjects across the different areas of the curriculum, so that options for Advanced Level studies and Higher Education are not closed off.
When choosing options, it is strongly recommended that you take at least one Art or Technology subject, one of the Humanities and one Language, as part of a balanced curriculum. Some universities specify a Modern Foreign Language at GCSE as part of their entrance requirements; this means that all girls should study a Modern Foreign Language, unless you have very good reasons for not doing so.
You will notice that some subjects offer GCSE and some offer IGCSE, where the letter I stands for International. Both qualifications are fully recognised by universities and employers. MSJ’s Heads of Subjects choose either GCSE or IGCSE to best suit our /students and to maximise their attainment.
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