Which A-Levels

You have made the decision you’re going to university, so the next step is deciding which A-Levels to study. Now you would have thought this would be a really straightforward thing to decide. But many students find this much harder than you think.

When picking which A-Levels to study, you have to be careful to not create a skillset of qualifications that pigeon holes you for the rest of your life. So for instance, picking a degree in Ethical Hacking would leave you with not a lot of options if a career in this doesn’t pan out for you. And if the career doesn’t pan out, you might find yourself back at square one selecting and studying new A-Levels to get you onto a new degree.

So, where is the first place to start when picking which A-Levels to study? Well the first and most obvious place is the internet, you can do a quick Google search for degrees and entry requirements, or you can head straight to UCAS and get all the information you need from there.

Some examples of good A-Level combinations for degrees are as follows:

Science/Medical based degreeBiology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics or Psychology, Further Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics.

Arts based degree – History, Classical Civilisation and Sociology or English Literature, Art and Ancient History.

As you can see from above, there are many combinations you can put together for a range of degrees. The best bit is a lot of A-Levels are exchangeable, so as an example, Biology can be substituted with Psychology if you don’t fancy doing all that lab work and those pesky practicals.