Advice from the wise guru for the path ahead...
At every point of your education, there are ways of staying ahead of the rest:
Year 9: GCSE Options
Consider enjoyment, ability and necessity.
Year 12: 11 Steps
The following are suggestions for staying ahead
Also work out your USPs and list your Achievements?
If you are certain you have to study a degree or want to, fine... but look at alternative routes as well before making the decision you want.
If you are uncertain about a degree topic, step back and:
Gapyear.com and Not Going To Uni are fine places to look.
Advice: one liners
And A Few Quirky Ones...