Grade 10: Things that could help you choose the right subject stream for you

Grade 10 is one of the most important grades, this is the grade where students get to choose their subjects based on a career path they want to take. Now many learners do not have the knowledge and this can be frustrating, Elroi Academy has come up with 10 tips that will help you choose the right subjects. If you follow every tip we suggest, you will find out what route you should take. Lets embark on this journey of discovering your passion.

Grade 10

Grade 10 : Test papers

1 Defining who you are

When choosing subjects in grade 10, you first need to define who you are as a person. If you can describe what kind of person you are, it will be easy to choose the right subjects.

What values do my values entail?

  • Your values serve as a compass in navigating career choices.
  • Example: If you highly prioritize environmental sustainability, you might lean towards careers in renewable energy, environmental advocacy, or conservation.
  • Example: If you value creativity and self-expression, you might find fulfillment in careers such as graphic design, music production, or writing.

What skills do I have?

  • Your skill set plays a pivotal role in shaping your career path.
  • Example: Someone with strong analytical abilities might excel in careers like data analysis, financial planning, or software engineering.
  • Example: Someone adept at hands-on tasks might thrive in trades like carpentry, plumbing, or automotive repair.

What are your strength and talents?

  • Influencing your strengths and talents can open doors to unique career opportunities.
  • Example: If you possess exceptional interpersonal skills, you might excel in professions like counseling, human resources, or sales.
  • Example: If you have a knack for problem-solving and critical thinking, careers in law, engineering, or medicine could be suitable paths to explore.

Where do you want to live?

  • Your desired location can significantly impact your career options.
  • Example: If you aspire to live in a bustling metropolitan area, you might lean towards careers in finance, marketing, or technology, which often thrive in urban environments.
  • Example: If you prefer a more tranquil rural setting, careers in agriculture, forestry, or rural healthcare might be more appealing.
  • Your subject choices may also align with the needs and opportunities of your chosen location, whether it’s preparing for a career in international business, tourism, or local community development.

2 Career choice

After discovering who you are, you can now choose a career path and do more research about it for example check Are there any specialisations in the career choice?

For example, if you want to be a Doctor, you can be a  specialist in one of the following:

  • Oncology – The treatment of cancer
  • Ophthalmology – The treatment of eyes
  • Paediatric – Medical care of children
  • Psychiatry – Mental health
  • Urology – The treatment of the urinary tract
  • Dermatology – The treatment of skin diseases
  • Neurology- Treat diseases of the brain and spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscle
  • Immunology- Focuses on allergies and diseases related to respiratory tract and immune system

3 Research

Check if the career you considered is in demand, because there is no point of choosing a career that is not in demand. Lastly talk to professionals who are already in the field this will give you an idea of what their day to day is like

4 Consult with your teachers

Teachers tend to know what careers students should take because they have been with you since the 8th grade so it would be good to hear what they have to say. They may be right.

5 Dream big

Don’t be ordinary, if your dream for example is to study at Havard University, not a lot of people get accepted at that institution but you must believe that you are one of the few that are destined to study there. Never let anyone tell you, you can’t be something, choose a career that’s authentic, challenging and unique.

These are the 5 tips that can help you choose the right subjects for your career path, remember there’s only one academy that can provide you with the knowledge which will not only equip you but make you the best version of yourself that is Elroi Academy. Registrations are open now, take a step and register, we offer from grade 8 to 12 even matric rewrite.

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