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Maya Angelou

Subject choice assessments

Young people don’t always know who they are, what is available in today’s world of work and what are the university requirements. Choosing one’s subjects is so important, as it is these decisions that will dictate one’s future. Therefore it’s important to pick subjects that will prepare learners for a wide range of career options. A subject choice assessment can at times be invaluable in helping learners pick the right career for them.

What domains are evaluated in this assessment

· Aptitude

· Interests

· Values

· Subject choice coaching (optional)

Aptitude

Aptitude can be defined as a person’s potential or talent.

Why measure aptitude?

If an individual has the capacity to excel in a particular area, it could lead to better subject choice. An individual’s aptitudes will give the person a good indication of the types of subjects they would enjoy. For example: someone with an aptitude for numbers will do well in Accounting or Economics

Interests

Interests are often the things that a person is drawn to or get excited about. Therefore it has to do with an emotional response to a particular subject.

Why measure interests?

Measuring what a person is drawn to can help them identify which subjects they will enjoy

Values

Values can be described as a person’s personal beliefs, morals or principals.Values form a part of an individual’s cognitive processes of what one believes to be right and wrong, good or bad.

Why measure Values?

Individuals have values that relate to what subjects they choose. Measuring what an individuals deems as having merit or worth will coincide with their subject choices.

Subject choice coaching/ counselling

This is a method of guidance and advice giving that helps a person make informed decisions regarding their choice of subjects.

Why is it important?

often learner do not have the satisfactory insight to understand who they are, where they are going and what they should study. subject choice coaching uses techniques that help one make decisions based on the person’s strengths, interests and abilities.