chapter  3
Choices and decision making
ByRosemary A. Reynolds
Pages 22

In contemporary globalised society, students have more educational choices than ever before, yet their choices are often thwarted when changes and choices are implemented at government and college levels. They choose A-level subjects, but ambitiously undertake subjects that are completely new to them at the advanced level. Finding themselves hindered by poor English skills, they drop subjects and change to numerical A-levels, desperately seeking top-grade credentials. We follow them through their two-year education programmes, noting their choice-making and risk taking to keep on track for their end goal of university access.