Choosing matric subjects is a decision that has far-reaching effects as it can be the difference between being admitted to the course of your choice or having to settle for your second or third option. Juan Visser, regional director for sub-Saharan Africa at Cambridge Assessment International Education, says subject selection does require careful consideration but does not have to be stressful. He has this advice:

You tend to be good at what you enjoy doing, so take notice of the subjects you look forward to each day. "For example, understanding that students enjoy maths because they enjoy problem-solving could guide them to take a business studies subject in addition to maths," he says; Look at your report and see which subjects you do best in; Once you have a sense of which subjects you are likely to choose, consider how they match what you hope to pursue after school. "Students should check the entry requirements for their chosen course well in advance of submitting their a...

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