10th is no doubt the first academic milestone a student accomplishes in their respective career path. Without a doubt, after passing class 10th examinations every student is confused about what is next.
Having so many fields and streams to choose from, a student today is even more confused compared to before. It doesn’t end here, post the hurdle of which stream to opt for after 10th std comes to the main hurdle of which stream to graduate in.
This is s never-ending circle where at each stage in our career we have to take well-informed and proactive decisions.
This is our attempt to bring to you the most chosen streams after your 10th std examination.
Here is the list of top courses and streams one can bank on after his/her 10th std education. They are mainly divided into 3 major streams Science, Humanities and Commerce. Let’s look at lucrative course options under each of them for clarity purposes.
a) Physical Science Subjects – Physics, Chemistry
b) Biological Science Subjects – Biology, Biotechnology, Agriculture, Food Science, Sports, Exercise & Health Science, etc.
c) Mathematical Science Subjects – Mathematics, Statistics
d) Other Science Subjects – Computer Science, Marine Science, Engineering Graphics, Informatics Practice, Electricity & Electronics, Engineering Science, Environmental Science, Design Technology, Environmental Management, Home Science, etc.
e) Social Science Subjects – Economics If you want you can prefer to keep Career-balanced courses after the 10th, then you may look at the following subjects after the 10th – Information Technology, Fashion Studies/ Fashion Design, Media Studies, Travel & Tourism, etc.
After the 10th, depending upon under which school board you are taking the course, you can have a few subjects to take from:
a) Elective Indian Languages like Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Assamese, Urdu, Kashmiri, Manipuri, Mizo, Sanskrit, Nepali, Bodo, etc.
b) Elective Foreign Languages like English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Latin, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Korean, Persian, Arabic, Portuguese, etc.
c) Arts and humanities subjects like Psychology, Economics, Geography, Sociology, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Global Politics, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Home Science, etc.
d) Career-oriented subjects like Computer Studies, Information Technology, Information & Communication Technology, Multimedia & Web Technology, Fashion Studies/ Fashion Design, Media Studies, Travel & Tourism, etc.
e) Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science: Some boards let you keep a Science subject along with other arts and humanities subjects
f) Fine art and performing art subjects like Visual Art, Dance, Music, Film, Theatre, Hindustani Music, Western Music, etc.
g) Subject on religion like Hinduism, Christ’s Divinity, Islamic Study, etc.
Commerce or business field in classes 11th and 12th offer the best course after the 10th class to choose from, depending upon under which school board you are taking the course. Some of the subjects are:
a) Commerce and Business subjects like Accountancy, Business Studies, Commerce, Economics, Secretarial Practice, Entrepreneurship, etc.
b) Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science: Some boards let you keep a Science subject along with other commerce subjects.
c) Career-specific subjects for pursuing commerce courses after the 10th are Computer Studies, Information Technology, Fashion Studies/ Fashion Design, Media Studies, Travel & Tourism, etc. along with your other Commerce and Business subjects.
Over and above the 3 major streams mentioned above, some students also are looking out for Vocational Streams along side studying for 11th and 12th std.
Several boards offer vocational courses after the 10th by providing vocational fields in classes 11th and 12th to help them prepare for a job immediately after the completion of class 12th. You can take up two or more vocational subjects along with compulsory languages. Depending upon on which board you are taking the course, your vocational subject choices could be:
Ø Accountancy and Taxation
Ø Air-conditioning and Refrigeration
Ø Auto Shop Repair and Practice
Ø Automotive Banking
Ø Banking and Insurance
Ø Beauty and Wellness
Ø Business Administration
Ø Business Operations and Administration
Ø Capital Market Operations
Ø Civil Engineering Technician
At Harshad Valia International School, we ensure to give a basic run-through of what kind of courses one can choose with respect to their interest levels.
Here are some essential examination tips you can depend on in order to have a seamless 10th std examination.