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A-level choices

Pick the right A-level subjects and options for you

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What A-levels do you need to study law?

Budding barrister or solicitor? See if A-level law is a must-have to study it at degree level, plus subjects that are useful to have and examples of law degree entry requirements universities ask for.

07 January 2018

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How Chloe managed the leap from GCSE to A-levels

Having just finished Year 12, Chloe gives us the lowdown on transitioning from GCSEs to A-levels, how she picked her subjects, what surprised her and more.

15 August 2017

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Results day 2016: how it all went down

Last minute meltdowns, results reactions, cupcakes, Snapchat Stories – this is how results day 2016 went down in one school.

15 June 2017

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Uni applicant diaries: what I wish I'd known about Year 12

Making A-level choices this year? To help you get it right, we asked last year's Year 12 students and uni applicant bloggers Catherine and Hannah what they wish they'd known beforehand...

01 September 2016

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These are the 10 most popular A-levels

We count down the 10 most popular subjects taken at A-level by students who go on to uni. Can you guess what topped the list?

28 April 2016

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What do universities really think about A-level law?

A-level law – good or bad idea? You may have heard that some universities aren’t keen on it. We asked some admissions tutors to find out what the real story is…

04 February 2016

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Are certain A-level combinations too narrow?

Picking similar subjects for your A-levels? As told by our careers expert, here are the do's and don'ts for university-approved A-level combinations.

20 January 2016

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What A-level subjects do you need for the degree you want to study?

Got an idea of the degree subject you want to study, but not sure what A-level subjects you’ll need to take (or might be handy to have)? Figure out the right path with our checklists below.

20 January 2016

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What do universities think about A-level general studies?

General studies and critical thinking. Waste of time or useful additions to your A-level line-up? Find out more...

20 October 2015

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A-level choices: uni applicants' top tips

Making your A-level choices? We asked this year’s round of uni applicants what, with hindsight, they wish they’d known about their choices when it came to university.

30 March 2014

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What A-levels do you need to study classics?

If you’re thinking of studying classics or classical studies at university, make sure your A-level line-up ticks admissions tutors’ boxes…

18 March 2013

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What A-levels do you need to study a building or construction degree?

Thinking of studying a building or construction-related degree at university? Make sure your A-level line-up ticks admissions tutors’ boxes…

18 March 2013

1 min read

What A-levels do you need to study business?

If you’re thinking of studying a business degree at university, make sure your A-level line-up ticks admissions tutors’ boxes…

08 January 2013

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What A-levels do you need to study history?

Find out the best subjects to study if you're planning on taking a history degree.

08 January 2013

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What A-levels do you need to study maths?

Wondering what a maths degree entry requirements are? Find out what A-level subjects to take and the best university options for maths. 

08 January 2013

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What qualifications do you need to study art and design?

If you’re thinking of studying an arts and design degree at university, make sure your qualification line-up ticks admissions tutors’ boxes…

07 January 2013

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What’s better – five average A-level grades or three good ones?

Picking your A-levels can be difficult. The quick answer is nearly always the three good ones. Trying to be flash can end in disaster!

14 August 2012

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Should I try to take an A-level exam early?

Taking exams before you need to? A perfect way to prove you’re ahead of the game academically and impress admissions tutors? Not necessarily. We explain why.

14 August 2012

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What do universities think about A-level media studies?

Media studies. A great introduction for a future career in media? Or a subject some universities aren’t too keen on? We asked universities what they really think.

14 August 2012

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