For those thinking about doing A levels, there are a few things you need to think about carefully before deciding on your specific subjects. These include:
What do you enjoy studying?
What are you good at?
What subjects will help you achieve what you want to do in the future?
If you want to pursue a career in science, do you need to take maths, as well as a science subject?
If you have a specific career in mind, e.g. vet or architect, check to see if you need to take any particular subjects?
Check the university entry requirements if you have a particular degree subject in mind
If you have no idea what you want to do later on, make sure you choose a combination of subjects that will keep your preferred options open
Some A level subjects are accepted by nearly all universities. These are sometimes known as ‘facilitating‘ subjects such as maths, English, physics, biology, chemistry, history, geography or a foreign language.
If you're not sure what subjects are required for a degree, email the universities directly and ask for their advice.
Look at the course content for each A level thoroughly, and don't assume it will be the same as at GCSE level, as it could be very different.