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Choosing high school subjects for uni

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Do you feel like you have a lot of choices to make about your future right now?

Choosing subjects for high school can feel like one of the most momentous decisions of your life. But what you choose, may not be as life-defining or restrictive as you may think. 

 

What subjects do I choose if I don’t know what to do after high school?

很多人都有 不知道他们想干什么 after high school and this can affect what subjects they choose. If this sounds like you, ask yourself:

  • What am I naturally good at, and what have I become good at?
  • What am I interested in and what makes time pass really quickly for me? Think of things unrelated to school, too.
  • Do I like to work with others and bounce ideas around a team or am I better flying solo?
  • What skills and education do I need for jobs I like the sound of?
  • 我能做 工作经验 to help me see what an industry or career is really like?

Take maths for example – you may love this subject, but why? Is it the simplicity of wrong or right answers, 解决问题的刺激, or you’re just really good at it and you enjoy the sense of achievement?

This may seem like a decision on a subject, 但实际上, it’s a decision on what you enjoy, and the reasons ‘why’ paints a good picture on who you are and where you could take your studies and career.

It often takes time and experience to find out what you want in a career, so 如果你还不知道,也不要担心.

Do I need to study prerequisite subjects?

A prerequisite means a subject you must do to be eligible to apply for a certain course at university.  But at Murdoch we have recommended subjects, not prerequisites. So even if you don’t do a recommended unit, you’re still able to apply for your preferred course.

Recommended subjects are good to take because they help you, 首先, define if this is an area you’re passionate about and, 其次, 为你做好准备 你将学习的科目 一旦你上了大学.

What if I struggle with my subjects?

If you struggle with your subjects, start by asking yourself, ‘why’. While it’s easy to get down on yourself, there are so many reasons why you might be finding your subjects difficult.

Maybe you don’t connect with how your teacher is approaching the subject. If this is the case, don’t be afraid to speak to them and ask for clarification or pointers. Or, perhaps it’s because the study environment is killing your mojo. Is it too distracting or are you working in groups when you typically do better on your own?

Maybe – as hard as it can be to admit this – do you not like the subject, 大学课程, 或者职业生涯? You may feel like your identity is as the writer in your family, or the sporty person in your group, or you’ve always been good at maths, so you should pursue one of those paths.

如果有的话 情有可原的情况下 outside your control, have a chat to your school. They might suggest reducing your subject load or changing to General courses or a VET qualification. 

我能改变主意吗?

If you’re not enjoying your subjects, it’s a good idea to take a step back to consider your interests and the possibility of change. As you grow and experience new things in high school, you might find the course you were interested in at a point in time doesn’t hold the same excitement for you as it once did. This is okay and normal, and lots of people change their minds about what they want to study.

那么多通往大学的途径 now, and you can even change courses after you start studying at uni.

What if I need help choosing my subjects?

If you need help choosing your school subjects, you can:

  • 想想你对什么感兴趣. You can brainstorm this, or look to other tools to help you work this out. 我们的 认为发电机 is a great tool to work out what type of thinker you are and could be a great place to start.
  • Talk to your parents and teachers, as they may have some great insights on your skills and talents – some you may not have even thought of yet!
  • Focus on what job you may want and look at course options that relate to this. You can do this by browsing 大学课程s, attending university events or even reach out directly to the university for more help. 我们的 默多克的团队见面 总是可以聊天吗.
Need a little help deciding on your high school subjects for uni? Chat to us about your options at an upcoming event.
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2022年4月20日

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