The scientific, analytical and research skills a job in research and development develops can be useful in many different careers. There are many ways to get into Research and Development from placements, internships and degrees to apprenticeships. You could also encourage your child to take science courses and watch scientific documentaries to spark their interest in the subject.
During GCSEs or Standard Grades, you could opt to study:
- Triple Science - (Biology, Physics, Chemistry)
- Design Technology
- ICT/Computer Studies
- Art & Design
For academic subjects such as A Levels or Highers, you could opt to study:
- Product Design
Related subjects include:
- Philosophy & Ethics
- Further Maths
If your child is unsure of what to study at school you could encourage them to take subjects such as Biology, Chemistry, English Lit, Geography, History, Languages (Modern & Classical), Maths, Further Maths and Physics. These are ‘facilitating’ subjects which are required for large number of university courses and will allow them to keep their options open until they’re more certain of the career path they wish to go down.