This is the time of year when the schools start urging grade 9s to select their subjects for grades 10-12. It is important that this does not become confused with career choice, but it often does. Your grade 9 is not yet mature enough to make long term career choices. So, what are the principles upon which one chooses subjects?
Remember, too, that there are allocated dates given to the schools by which learners can change a subject. If, but the end of grade 10, your child is battling with a subject or really doesn’t enjoy it, he can change to something else provided that he does not choose a subject that would have required its foundation in grade 10. Eg He could start Geography in grade 11 without redoing grade 10 work, but could not pick up Accounting without studying what he had missed in grade 10. The schools would advise him on this matter.
I wish you well as you work through these pointers with your child.