University courses requiring specific A level subjects or grades

Course entry requirements are used to help admissions staff at universities pick students for their courses.

The majority of university courses look for at least Cs in GCSE English, maths and perhaps science.

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Some warnings

Some universities discourage students from taking certain combinations of A level subjects.

Core Maths is generally not a suitable substitute for AS or A level maths, or further maths.

If you do too many practical or vocational subjects – such as PE, music technology, media studies, textiles or drama – it may limit what you can study at university.

Some highly selective courses such as medicine may state that A levels should be taken at the same sitting, after no more than two years of study.

Visit Course Chooser to research entry requirements for specific courses.

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