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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 media?

If you’re thinking of taking a media degree, make sure your A-level line-up ticks admissions tutors’ boxes…

04 February 2013

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What A-levels do you need to study physiotherapy?

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

04 February 2013

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What qualifications do you need to study music?

What are the best qualifications to have if you want to study music at uni? Here are the essential, useful and typical A-levels taken (or equivalent)...

04 February 2013

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What A-levels do you need to study philosophy?

You don’t necessarily need a philosophy A-level to study the subject at university. Here’s how to make sure your A-level line-up ticks admissions tutors’ boxes…

04 February 2013

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What A-levels do you need to study drama?

If you’re thinking of taking a drama degree, which A-level combinations offer you the widest degree options? Here are some pointers.

30 January 2013

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What A-levels do you need to study English?

If you’re thinking of taking an English degree, taking an A-level in English is a must-have. But what are the best subjects to combine it with?

08 January 2013

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What A-levels do you need to become a doctor?

An aspiring medic? If you’re planning to study medicine at university, make sure you pick the right A-levels to keep your options open.

08 January 2013

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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 become a nurse?

Got your sights set on becoming a nurse or a midwife? Here’s how to make sure your A-level line-up ticks admissions tutors’ boxes…

08 January 2013

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What A-levels do you need for modern languages?

If you’re thinking of studying a modern language, you probably plan to take an A-level in your chosen language too. But what are the best subjects to combine it with? Take a look...

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?

What are the best A-level subjects to combine with maths if you’re thinking of taking a maths degree? Find out here…

08 January 2013

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What A-levels do you need to become an engineer?

If you’re planning to study engineering at university, whether chemical, mechanical or civil, 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 physics?

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

07 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 A-levels do you need to study politics?

Do you need a politics A-level to study politics at university? Find out what will help prepare you for studying politics at degree level.

07 January 2013

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What A-levels do you need to study sociology?

If you’re thinking of studying a sociology degree at university, you may find certain A-levels useful...

07 January 2013

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What A-levels do you need to study psychology?

Find out what A-level subject choices could help prepare you for studying psychology at degree level.

07 January 2013

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What A-levels do you need to become a vet?

Do you want to be a vet? If you’re planning to study veterinary science at university, make sure your A-level line-up keeps your options open…

07 January 2013

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What A-levels do you need to study biology?

Are you unsure what the best subjects to combine with a biology degree? Check out our guide to making the right choices...

07 January 2013

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What A-levels do you need to study chemistry?

If you’re thinking of taking a chemistry degree, you’re probably already aware that A-level chemistry is a must-have. But what are the best subjects to combine it with?

07 January 2013

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What A-levels do you need to study economics?

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

07 January 2013

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What A-levels do you need to study geography?

If you’re thinking of studying a geography degree, you probably plan to take geography as an A-level too. But what are the best subjects to combine it with? Find out here...

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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