Choosing what subjects, you want to study can be tricky. Don’t choose a subject just because you think it is what employers want or because it is a subject to fall back on. Instead, think carefully before you decide and ask yourself…
5 Key Questions which you need to ask yourself in making your subject choices –
- What subjects do you enjoy?
- What subjects are you good at?
- How flexible do you want to be with your future study or career choices?
- Do you have a specific degree, job or industry in mind? Find out what the entry requirements are?
- What type of learning do you enjoy? Exams or coursework? Practical or theory?
After A Levels, many students go on to higher education either full time or part time, whilst others look for an apprenticeship or a job, or a combination of these. You need to make sure that your choice of A-Level subjects allows you to keep your options open if you haven’t got a specific career in mind, or will help you get the career or job you would like to do.
Things to consider –
- A-Levels are a big step up from GCSEs – they are harder! So choose your subjects wisely. Your career or degree ideas may change so make sure you choose subjects which you like and can do well in.
- If you are taking a science A-Level, you should consider whether you need to look at taking another Science or Mathematics, particularly if you are interested in scientific careers or degree courses.