During Year 9 (and sometimes Year 8), you will be asked by your school or college to think about your option subjects for Year 10 and 11 and your future career ideas.
The core subjects you have to take are English, maths and science which you will take as part of key stage 4.
What subjects can I pick as my options?
Explore subject areas - browse some of the subject areas that you may be able to study, with related careers and videos with people talking about their jobs.
Quick qualifications guide - take a look at this chart if you want to understand the different qualifications and training, available from Entry Level to Level 4 and upwards.
To find out more, have a look at our article on GCSE changes.