Today is GCSE results day, and students across the country are waking up to discover their results, and plan future education and employment choices. Two subjects that are often overlooked in the modern day consideration of school leavers are Maths and Physics. However, both can be extremely valuable in opening up future career options. Here, we’ve outlined 5 key reasons why studying maths and/or physics at A-Level could be an extremely smart career move.
We hope the video will give you a lighthearted insight into the current need industry has for people with these sorts of skillsets, as well as what they can do to bolster your own career choices. But for those interested in only the cold, hard facts, here are the 5 key points:
1. Maths & Physics are vital in everyday life
These skills can be applied to your personal, as well as your professional life. Everything from budgeting to finances, to DIY and home repair.
2. These subjects open up creative opportunities too
The common misconception is that only arts subjects lead to creative careers, but this is not the case. Roles like Visual Effects Artist, Games Designer, Architect, and Astronomer all depend upon maths and physics based activities.
That’s right. With people earning up to 33% more in maths and physics led industries, there’s never been a better time to apply your brain to these disciplines.
4. Only 1 in 7 people choose the sciences
Right now opportunities are high in maths and science based roles, because there are simply less people taking this subjects. So with a high earning potential and a higher possibility of achieving that earning potential, you really are giving yourself every opportunity to go far.
5. Open vacancies
There are over 100,000 maths and science jobs in the UK every year, with over 40,000 left unfulfilled. That means that with the right qualifications, well, you do the Math(s).
And there you have it! Our 5 key reasons to study Maths & Physics at A-Level! For students wishing to find out more simply click here.