Are you a student? Read on.
If you are just about to choose which sujects you would like to do for your A Levels, then you might be feeling a little bit confused. This is an important decision, as these subject choices will help to determine the type of future that you end up in, so you want to make sure that you are making the best decision for you at the time.
The first thing that you need to think about is what you actually would like to do in your future. If you know what you want to do at University, then you need to be thinking about where you might like to study. If you have a look around the websites of some institutions, you will find that there are certain subjects which are required for the course that you want to do. It is much better to find out about this kind of thing now than it is to leave it until the last minute when there might not be very much that you can do about your options. Some Universities also have a list of the subjects which are not acceptable to them, and this is important if you would like to go to any of these places, as you would then know which of the subjects you should really be avoiding.
Then, you need to think about the subjects that would go well together. If you do three science subjects for example, then you might be limiting yourself with regards to the things that you could do in later life. If you know now that you want to do a science at University then this if fine, but you don’t really want to be limiting yourself too soon if you can help it.
Ideally, you would do maths, a science, and English, and then another subject which would show that you have some variety. There are a lot of things that you can do at A Level that you have never been able to do before, and you might find that you are able to find things that you would really enjoy in these options. Things such as film studies might interest you, and would give you the chance to think about doing something that you may never have believed would appeal to you at all. You also need to be picking things that you enjoy doing, as you have to spend a lot of time and effort doing work on these subjects, so you don’t want to be choosing things that you’re going to be bored of within the first week. Your A Levels will be hard work, but if choose subjects that you enjoy, you will find that these two years could very well be the most interesting of your education so far, and could lead you to do things that you could only have dreamed about in the past.