With Results Day nearly here, a lot of students will be starting to ask themselves ‘Why Study A Levels?’, especially those who aren’t yet sure if they want to go on to University just yet. A Levels are one of those qualifications that hold value for a long time, so even if you fancy taking a gap year or you decide not to go to University just yet, having A-Level qualifications will help you in the future should you change your mind.
In fact, even if you have absolutely no plans of going to University, you should still look at gaining the qualifications as they are recognised and valued by all employers. Holding A Levels can also open doors to other career paths such as joining the Police or Army Officer Training. Having been introduced to the education system in 1951, and originally starting as just Pass or Fail qualifications, A Levels are well established and Internationally known. Which means you can use the qualifications around the World should you wish to.
What A Levels Should I Study?
Now this question is a little more tricky to answer fully, as it depends on what you want to study at University. For example, if you wanted to study Medicine, then you’re going to need all the sciences and then one more additional A Level, which can be in any subject. But if you wanted to study Business, then you could access a Degree in that with three subjects in various combinations.
If your plan is to gain A Levels, but then not go onto University, you should try and study subjects that are far reaching in nature. So for example, a combination of English, Mathematics and Business would give you access to a wide range of Degrees in the future.