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From Solid Gold Studios, this is EduThink - the podcast that explores Education in South Africa. If you're a parent, a pupil, a teacher, a principal, or simply interested in education, then this is the show for you. Hosted by Gavin Kennedy

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<p>This episode is now available on <a href="https://soundcloud.com/user-500324288/eduthink-grade-9-subject-choices">SoundCloud</a>.</p><p>L-R : <b>Gavin Kennedy</b> (host), <b>John Skelton</b> (Principal of <a href="http://bryanston.com?utm_source=Solid%20Gold%20Studios&utm_medium=EduThink%20001">Bryanston High School</a>) and <b>Gershom Aitchison</b> (Headmaster of Education Incorporated Boutique School) Not in the pic <b>Andrew Jones</b> (Wits and <a href="http://kipmcgrath.co.za?utm_source=Solid%20Gold%20Studios&utm_medium=EduThink%20001">Kip McGrath Edenvale</a>)<br/><br/>Welcome to <a href="http://www.solidgoldstudios.co.za/eduthink?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=EduThink%20001%20-%20Subject%20Choices"><b>EduThink</b></a>, the podcast that explores Education in South Africa. This episode deals with <b>subject choices</b> - The when, where, how and why - as well as ways this process can be de-stressed and improved.</p><p>In the studio with me to discuss this were <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=mailto%3Ajohnskelton%40bryanston.com%3Fsubject%3DSubject%2520Choice%2520Podcast%26utm_source%3Dpodcast%26utm_medium%3DEduThink%2520001%2520-%2520Subject%2520Choices&t=YmJmMjM5MTM1YmIyMGRjODE5ZmVlMGFjMjM2ZTNjYTI1MDg5NDkyNiwwdzltQk1hRA%3D%3D&b=t%3AkpRzx5nQbs68Eydv4RI3rg&p=https%3A%2F%2Fonchangeblog.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F167731471193%2Fin-the-studio-today-were-john-skelton-principal&m=1"><b>John Skelton</b></a> (Principal
of <b><a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bryanston.com%3Futm_source%3Dpodcast%26utm_medium%3DEduThink%2520001%2520-%2520Subject%2520Choices&t=YjViOTE4MDI4OTAyNTRmM2VmOTEyYzY0YjZmYzQzNWZlNDI3NjcxYSwwdzltQk1hRA%3D%3D&b=t%3AkpRzx5nQbs68Eydv4RI3rg&p=https%3A%2F%2Fonchangeblog.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F167731471193%2Fin-the-studio-today-were-john-skelton-principal&m=1">Bryanston
High School</a></b>) and <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=mailto%3Agershom%40eduinc.co.za%3Fsubject%3DSubject%2520Choices%2520Podcast%26utm_source%3Dpodcast%26utm_medium%3DEduThink%2520001%2520-%2520Subject%2520Choices&t=Y2MxY2ZjNzgzNjI2ZjNjZWUxZjIwZmI3YWViM2FjZTViZmFjMzI3NiwwdzltQk1hRA%3D%3D&b=t%3AkpRzx5nQbs68Eydv4RI3rg&p=https%3A%2F%2Fonchangeblog.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F167731471193%2Fin-the-studio-today-were-john-skelton-principal&m=1"><b>Gershom Aitchison</b></a> (Headmaster
of<a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Feducationincorporated.co.za%2F&t=ZWY4ODliMGQzYTY4NDI5MTA4NmEwMDI4NTY4ZTk5YWM1NjZkYzk1YywwdzltQk1hRA%3D%3D&b=t%3AkpRzx5nQbs68Eydv4RI3rg&p=https%3A%2F%2Fonchangeblog.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F167731471193%2Fin-the-studio-today-were-john-skelton-principal&m=1"> <b>Education
Incorporated Boutique School</b></a>) as well as <b><a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=mailto%3Aandrew%40asjfs.co.za%3Fsubject%3DSubject%2520Choices%2520Podcast%26utm_source%3Dpodcast%26utm_medium%3DEduThink%2520001%2520-%2520Subject%2520Choices&t=OWNiMDkyMmM0Yzg2YzA5N2Q5NjgyYmYxNjM0OWM2ZDkyODlmOGNlZSwwdzltQk1hRA%3D%3D&b=t%3AkpRzx5nQbs68Eydv4RI3rg&p=https%3A%2F%2Fonchangeblog.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F167731471193%2Fin-the-studio-today-were-john-skelton-principal&m=1">Andrew
Jones</a></b> who joined me earlier to elaborate on the
challenges experienced at university level when learners take the wrong
subjects.</p><p>In this episode you’ll hear about
the entire process from Grade 8 to university, what often goes awry and what
options are available. We also discuss strategies to help your child when the
time comes to make these subject choices in Grade 9 and when changes can be
made. My guests warn of some of the pitfalls and have lots of solid usable
advice that may just help your family.</p><p><b>MUSIC :</b> If you missed the beginning of the New Romantic era John referred to, here’s <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal_Solo?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=EduThink%20001"><b>Sal Solo</b></a> (from Classix Nouveaux) and their biggest hit <b><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff6gWyyFEyc&utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=EduThink%20001">“Is it a dream”</a></b>. Or, if <b>Josh Groban</b> is more to your liking, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTdqdOC2DtI">here’s one of Gershom’s favourites</a> for you - enjoy :-)</p><p><b>BOOKS RECOMMENDATIONS :</b> If Gershom could give one book to every learner to read, it would be <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Rich-Dad-Poor-Teach-Middle/dp/1612680011">this one</a>.</p><hr><p>We
appreciate discussion and your input so please <a href="http://eduthink.tumblr.com/"><b>visit our blog</b></a> and
add your feedback to further the conversation.</p><p>Thank
you to <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.acousticalien.co.za%3Futm_source%3Dpodcast%26utm_medium%3DEduThink%2520001%2520-%2520Subject%2520Choices&t=NmNhMzQwMjY4YjI4MjllYTkwOWVmMGIzYjhkYjg2YjVmZDU2ODFiMCwwdzltQk1hRA%3D%3D&b=t%3AkpRzx5nQbs68Eydv4RI3rg&p=https%3A%2F%2Fonchangeblog.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F167731471193%2Fin-the-studio-today-were-john-skelton-principal&m=1"><b>Willem Nel from Acoustic Alien
Audio</b></a> for sound styling and original music, to <b>Ofentse Xaba</b> from <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fsolidgoldstudios.co.za%3Futm_source%3Dpodcast%26utm_medium%3DEduThink%2520001%2520-%2520Subject%2520Choices&t=NzAxYTc1ZTRmMTQ0NmJiNGM2MTA1MmE2YTBiYjc5YTRiZWYyNWIwMywwdzltQk1hRA%3D%3D&b=t%3AkpRzx5nQbs68Eydv4RI3rg&p=https%3A%2F%2Fonchangeblog.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F167731471193%2Fin-the-studio-today-were-john-skelton-principal&m=1"><b>Solid Gold Studios</b></a> and <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.linkedin.com%2Fin%2Fmelanie-walker-675a0413%2F%3Futm_source%3Dpodcast%26utm_medium%3DEduThink%2520001%2520-%2520Subject%2520Choices&t=OTAxOTQ2MmY0NjcxMDI0NWRhZjlhOWM2ZTUxNTE3NzdhMmNiYjhhZiwwdzltQk1hRA%3D%3D&b=t%3AkpRzx5nQbs68Eydv4RI3rg&p=https%3A%2F%2Fonchangeblog.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F167731471193%2Fin-the-studio-today-were-john-skelton-principal&m=1"><b>Melanie Walker</b></a> for
our show intro voice.</p><p>You
can mail me at <a href="mailto:gavin@solidgoldstudios.co.za?subject=Subject%20Choices%20Podcast&utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=EduThink%20001%20-%20Subject%20Choices">Gavin@SolidGoldStudios.co.za</a> with
suggestions for future episodes.</p><p>Until
next time - keep learning!<br/>
Yours<br/><b>Gavin Kennedy</b></p>

This episode is now available on SoundCloud.

L-R : Gavin Kennedy (host), John Skelton (Principal of Bryanston High School) and Gershom Aitchison (Headmaster of Education Incorporated Boutique School) Not in the pic Andrew Jones (Wits and Kip McGrath Edenvale)

Welcome to EduThink, the podcast that explores Education in South Africa. This episode deals with subject choices - The when, where, how and why - as well as ways this process can be de-stressed and improved.

In the studio with me to discuss this were John Skelton (Principal of Bryanston High School) and Gershom Aitchison (Headmaster of Education Incorporated Boutique School) as well as Andrew Jones who joined me earlier to elaborate on the challenges experienced at university level when learners take the wrong subjects.

In this episode you’ll hear about the entire process from Grade 8 to university, what often goes awry and what options are available. We also discuss strategies to help your child when the time comes to make these subject choices in Grade 9 and when changes can be made. My guests warn of some of the pitfalls and have lots of solid usable advice that may just help your family.

MUSIC : If you missed the beginning of the New Romantic era John referred to, here’s Sal Solo (from Classix Nouveaux) and their biggest hit “Is it a dream”. Or, if Josh Groban is more to your liking, here’s one of Gershom’s favourites for you - enjoy :-)

BOOKS RECOMMENDATIONS : If Gershom could give one book to every learner to read, it would be this one.


We appreciate discussion and your input so please visit our blog and add your feedback to further the conversation.

Thank you to Willem Nel from Acoustic Alien Audio for sound styling and original music, to Ofentse Xaba from Solid Gold Studios and Melanie Walker for our show intro voice.

You can mail me at Gavin@SolidGoldStudios.co.za with suggestions for future episodes.

Until next time - keep learning!
Yours
Gavin Kennedy

November 21st 2017

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