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How do I pick my A Level subjects?

We understand that it can be daunting when you are deciding which A Level courses to take. There's a lot to consider and you will need to think about how your choices are going to support your progression. This looks different for everyone and there's no right or wrong answer, so why not take a look at this handy blog post which will give you some points to consider?

Questions to consider

When you are picking A Level subjects you may have a lot of conflicting thoughts, but there are three main things to think about that will help you come to a decision that you feel confident in.

1. Which courses will help me progress?

If you are hoping to progress on to a particular course at university, you may want to read up on their entry criteria. Some Universities favour certain A Levels for a chosen course.

2. What do I enjoy learning about?

A Level courses are two years long and you will need to be really committed to the subjects you pick. You are more likely to succeed at something you enjoy.

3. What will my workload look like?

Studying A Levels can be very rigorous. It requires a lot of commitment and dedication. On our course pages you will be able to find out how you will be assessed. You may want to consider a combination that is not too coursework-heavy, or not too exam-based.

What if I don't know what I want to do after A Levels?

Not every learner will have particular degree or career path in mind. Here's some handy hints if this sounds like you: 

  • Choose a combination of subjects that will keep your options open
  • Have a look through our prospectus and start to think about what subjects sound most appealing to you
  • Remember that there are some subjects that Universities are happy to accept for virtually any course, such as Maths, English, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, History or Geography.

I still need more help!

At EKC Sixth Form College we endeavour to provide you with all the support you need, whether that's developing your personal statement or growing your confidence in your choice.

Our Information, Advice and Guidance team have dedicated staff to help you consider your future career path, or help you prepare for university.

Browse our courses and apply today.