Throughout Years 10 and 11 It is a good idea to start thinking about what you might like to do as a job and doing a bit of research on that chosen job. For example if you want to be a doctor it is important that you follow science based courses, in particular chemistry.

Websites such as or can provide further online resources for you to have a look at. Often peoples jobs are determined by what they are good at.

If you have a good understanding of Maths and numbers careers in the finance industry may be of interest but if you are not so practically minded and struggle with hands on tasks a building trade may not suit you.

Think about your strengths and weaknesses and what you enjoy because one of the most important things about getting a career is being able to do something that you actually enjoy.