How many A levels do I need?

Up until now most students have taken four or even five subjects in Year 12. Then, after AS level exams, they drop one or two subjects, and continue the other three through to A level.

  • From September 2015, with the changes in AS and A-level qualifications, this has changed and students might choose three A levels to study for the two year course, or work towards AS qualifications, or a mixture of both.

Discuss your options with your school or college and also find out whether they will offer both AS and A levels so you can decide the best route for you. 

  • Universities are thinking about whether they need to make changes as a consequence of the new A levels so check their websites for more information.

If in any doubt, contact the university admissions office and ask about the entry requirements for the course or courses you are interested in.