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Choosing your subjects…

How to choose your ‘A’ levels…


There are 6 things to consider when choosing which subjects to study in R6…

  1. Some degree subjects ask for specific ‘A’ levels. This is because they cover the basic knowledge and skills you will need later on.
  2. Certain A levels can keep your options open for the future. These are known as facilitating subjects and include Maths, Further Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English Literature, Modern Languages, Geography and History.  If you have absolutely no idea what you might like to study at university in the future, or what career you might wish to pursue, it might be worth having 1 or 2 of these A levels.
  3. Subjects are a lot tougher at A level than at GCSE so you need to be sure what you are taking on! If you are only ‘ok’ at a subject at GCSE, you need to ask yourself if you will be able to keep it up at A level.
  4. Some universities prefer certain A levels over others so you need to check this out. This is because they feel that certain A levels prepare you better than others for certain degree subjects.
  5. You need to get your facts straight. If in doubt, always check with a university or apprenticeship provider.  Call them or check on their websites.
  6. Choose subjects that you will enjoy. Business, Law, Politics and Psychology are just a few of the subjects at university that do not require you to study particular A levels.


For further information please click on course or email the Subject Leader:

Fine ArtMrs H
BTEC L3 Extended Certificate in Performing ArtsMrs S
DramaMrs S
MusicMrs R
Art/Textile DesignMrs P
Food Science and NutritionMrs K
Childrens Learning and DevelopmentMiss L
Graphics CommunicationMrs P
Product Design with Resistant Material TechnologyMiss L
English Language & LiteratureMr M
English LiteratureMr M
Business StudiesMrs R
EconomicsMrs R
GeographyMiss A
HistoryMr J
LawMr A
Philosophy & Ethics (RS)Mrs B
PoliticsMiss H
PsychologyMrs R
L3 Applied Diploma in TourismMiss A
SociologyMr M
MathematicsMrs Nicky
Core MathematicsMrs Nicky
Further MathematicsMrs Nicky
FrenchMr J
GermanMr J
GCSE SpanishMrs I
BTEC Level 3 Diploma in SportMr M
Computer ScienceMr G
BTEC L3 Extended Certificate in ITMr G
BiologyMrs L
ChemistryMrs C
BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate
in Applied Science
Miss M
BTEC L3 National Diploma in Applied ScienceMiss M
PhysicsMr P
PhotographyMr D
HSLA (Higher Sports Leadership Award)Mr M
Extended ProjectMr J
Duke of EdinburghMr E
Maths & English GCSE upgradeMrs Z Smith / Mrs C
Languages for BusinessMr J

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