How NOT to make A-level choices
Choosing your A-levels is easy right? Wrong! It's actually pretty easy to make the wrong decisions...
Looking back, many would change how they chose their A-levels...We recently asked a bunch of A-level students to reflect on how they made their choices – the findings were quite startling:
- Only 53% felt "suitably informed" at the time that their choices would impact their uni options
- 41% didn't know that some universities and courses didn't accept certain A-level subjects
- If they could do it all over again, 40% would give more consideration to A-levels that would help them apply to uni
The wrong ways to choose your A-levels
It isn't just a case of a lack of information either. You won't believe some of the ways students settle on their A-level choices! Here are some of the methods to avoid:
1. Don’t copy your friendsChoosing your A-levels is one of the first significant decisions in your life where you have a major say – enjoy this taste of responsibility! Don’t just take a subject so you’ll be in a class with your friends, nor be turned off by one because of what others think of it.
2. Don’t just think about the 'now'As demonstrated by the survey findings above, it's worth keeping the future in mind when making your A-level choices – what subjects or careers might you want to pursue? Remember, you need certain A-levels for some degree courses, while some universities have preferred subjects.
These post A-level plans don’t have to be set in stone. You can always choose a few facilitating subjects to keep your degree options as wide open as possible.