Tips for picking A Levels

Choose what you’re interested in

A Levels last for two years. Two years is a long time to study any subject, so make sure that you choose subjects which you have a passion for as you will be expected to put the work in outside of the classroom. 


Think about what you want to study at university

If you already have your eye on a specific course at university, it is worth checking the entry requirements for that course before you choose your A Levels. As well as UCAS points, some university courses set requirements for A Level grades and include additional requirements, such as A Level-specific subjects, so it is important that you plan ahead. 


Choose subjects which complement each other

If you have a set idea about one or two of the subjects that you want to study but not the others, then it makes sense for you to choose subjects which are linked to your initial choices. It will help you develop a more rounded and thorough understanding of all subjects. We have developed a pathway approach to help you with this. 


Keep your options open

Of course, it's also completely fine if you don't know what you want to study next. A Levels are also great for keeping your options open by choosing a variety of different subjects. Make sure you still think about studying what you are interested in and what you are good at.