Knowing what you want to do with your life is tough. It’s an important decision that will probably affect the college course you’ll pursue, impact the jobs you’d like to take,and pretty much shape the rest of your life. When you put it all together like that, it can be overwhelming to think about! However, DepEd designed the academic track so that you can choose something that resonates with you most, lessening the burden of analysis paralysis. These strands branch out into specialized subjects, guiding you closer to the field you’d like to study. Figuring out your life path isn’t always the smoothest experience, and we’re here to make it easier for you! Whether you’re set on a strand or torn between two (or all!) of them, we’ve got a quiz to help you find out the best academic strand for you:
You’re curious about dissecting human behavior and understanding what makes people tick, creating various societies, philosophies, and cultures worldwide. This strand explores the human experience in many ways, teaching students how to be a multitude of things: critical, ethical, objective, yet empathetic. You can also learn many skills that are incredibly important, like communication, critical thinking, interpersonal skills, and media literacy.
This unique academic track is meant for the systematically minded with an insatiable curiosity to understand how things work, creating the perfect candidates for scientists, mathematicians, and doctors of all kinds! Logic and problem-solving are vital skills you’ll hone with this strand, allowing you to solve the most pressing real-world problems with technological and scientific breakthroughs. STEM professionals change the world regularly, making this an incredibly exciting field to explore.
You have an entrepreneurial mindset and a knack for knowing how to organize, whether it’s actual people or your own files. You also know how to make wise decisions, poising you to become a pioneer in the field of your choosing. The ABM strand is full of life skills that you’ll use pretty much forever, like collaboration, decision-making, and negotiation. It’s notoriously difficult to convince people that your way is the best, whether it’s a product you’re trying to sell or a strategy. Still, by taking the ABM, it’s easy pickings. There’s also quite a bit of math involved in this strand, but only the type of math you’ll use for everyday and business transactions, so you’ll learn more about finance.
You’re the jack of all trades who loves exploring new skills, and you just happen to be so good at them. You prefer flexibility and freedom, making this strand perfect for you. It was created for students who either didn’t want to be confined within a specialized strand or didn’t have a specific field in mind yet, allowing your future to be as bright and open as you want it.In this strand, you can customize your electives, which means you’ll learn concepts and ideas that will unlockyour full potential. It also enables you to try out new areas of study that pique your interest.With the GAS curriculum, you’ll be taking a lot of applied economics, organization and management, disaster readiness,and risk reduction. Still, you can also supplement them with classes from any other strand.
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