If you are thinking of studying AS and A level at SCIE, you should read the information in this brochure carefully. It is intended to help you decide what courses to follow. Your decisions at this stage will affect the opportunities open to you in the future, so you may wish to consider the following factors before making them:
Enjoyment: Look at your level of interest in each subject: will it carry you through the length of the course?
Ability: Do you have the ability in the subject? Think how you have performed in the past, think about your predicted grades and ask the advice of your subject teachers:do they feel you can manage the more advanced work?
Further study: If you know which subjects you wish to study at University, check the subject requirements.
Entry Requirements: Do you meet the entry requirements for the courses that you are considering?
Career: If you know your career direction, check out what you will need; but keep in mind that you may change your mind later, or find you have been over or under ambitious for your level of ability.Breadth: Are you choosing a mix of subjects that is so specialised that it leads in only one direction?If you are not yet certain of your career direction, it would be sensible to keep as many options open as possible.