Which subjects should I choose?

Choosing your A levels needs careful research. But it needn’t be stressful!

'I like all the sciences and might apply for a physics degree but don’t know whether I should take English A level as well, to give me a broader range?' Tim, year 11 student from Brighton.

Things to consider when choosing your subjects

Don’t assume you will like the subject at A Level just because you liked it at GCSE – it could be really different! Ask your teachers for advice.

Remember – choose subjects

  • You will enjoy.
  • You believe that you will do well in.
  • That will help you get to where you want to go in the future.

Consider taking at least one (preferably two) facilitating subjects (also called 'informed choices') if you are planning on studying at a highly selective or academic university – this will keep your options open.

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