How to choose a course in SHS
When you are in your final year at the Junior High School (JHS), it becomes necessary that you decide which courses you would want to study in Senior High School (SHS).
Whatever programme you choose to study would be the basis of your future career. With so many options available, it can be difficult to determine which one is the right fit for you and your future aspirations.
In selecting a course of study at the senior high school, it is important that you take into consideration, the subjects you find interesting, in other words subjects that you can easily grasp and understand in order not to encounter many problems in the course of your study.
In this article, we will explore some of the key factors to consider when making this important decision. From the various educational pathways available to the importance of understanding your own interests and strengths.
How to choose a course in SHS
1. Research your options
Take the time to explore all of your options, whether you’re looking at traditional four-year colleges, community colleges, trade schools, or any other type of post-secondary education.
Consider the cost, location, and available courses carefully. You may even want to take a campus tour or talk to current students to get a better understanding of the school and its curriculum.
2. Think about your long-term goals
What career do you want to pursue? What type of job are you hoping to get after graduation? Research different courses to find out what type of education and experience you need to achieve your goals.
3. Consider your strengths and weaknesses
What subjects do you excel in? Are there any areas where you need improvement? Think about what type of course will help you take advantage of your strengths and give you the opportunity to improve in areas where you’re weaker.
4. Talk to your guidance counselor
Your guidance counselor is there to help you make the best decision for your future. They can answer questions about different courses and provide insight into which one is best for you.
5. Take practice tests
Once you’ve narrowed down your list of potential courses, take a few practice tests to make sure you’re prepared. This will let you know if you’re ready for the course and can help you decide if it’s the right fit.
What are the core subjects in SHS in Ghana?
- English Language
- Mathematics (Core)
- Social Studies
- Integrated Science
Courses offered at most Senior High Schools in Ghana
|General Science||PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY,|
ELECTIVE MATHS, BIOLOGY
|General Arts||LITERATURE IN ENGLISH,|
ECONOMICS, PRINCIPLE OF COSTING OR ELECTIVE
|Visual Arts||GENERAL KNOWLEDGE IN|
ARTS, TEXTILE, GRAPHIC
DESIGN, LITERATURE IN
MAKING, CERAMICS, AND
|Home Economics||MANAGEMENT IN LIVING,|
FOOD, AND NUTRITION,
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE IN
ARTS, TEXTILE, ECONOMICS,
Choosing the right course in SHS is an important decision. It can have a direct impact on your future, so make sure you take the time to research and consider all the factors mentioned above. With the right course selection, you can set yourself up for success in the future.