By Andy Gardner (Careers Adviser)|08 January 2013|1 min read
If you're thinking of taking an English degree, you’re probably already aware that an A-level in English is an absolute must-have. But what are the best subjects to combine it with?
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If you’re planning to study English at university, an A-level in English literature or English language and literature will keep all English courses open to you. But you may find that combining your A-level in English with certain other subjects is a useful way to prepare for degree-level studies.
Essential A-levels (or equivalent)
English literature / English literature and language (some courses will accept English language on its own).
Useful A-levels (or equivalent)
French or another foreign language.
Latin or another classical language.
Other typical A-levels taken by current English students
Take a look at individual English courses on Which? University to find out the most popular A-levels, Highers or BTEC subjects students took before taking their English degree.
Even similar subjects may have slightly different A-level requirements to English, so if you want to keep your degree options open, be sure to check the entry requirements of individual courses before you finalise your choices.
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