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Follow our guide to choosing your A levels

Choosing A Levels

By Alison Utley

What are A levels?

A levels (Advanced Levels) and AS levels (Advanced Subsidiary) are courses that students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland take after GCSEs. They are the most common qualification for admission to university.

Making the right subject choices can seem bewildering. But if you follow our straightforward guidelines you will be well on the way to making smart, well-informed decisions about the next steps.

A levels are two-year qualifications which give students a chance to study an existing GCSE subject in greater depth, or perhaps to try a completely new subject like law, drama or economics for example.

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