How to choose A level subjects?

A level subjects

The transition from O levels to A levels requires good decision-making skills. One of the most important decisions to be made by the students and parents is the selection of A-level subjects.

Since these selected courses will shape your entire academic career, you must be very careful while choosing them.

Follow this advice that you must consider before making choices for your A-level subjects.


It is one of the most important aspects while taking the decision. Choose the subject you are interested in. Your interest in a particular subject will make it easier for you to study and understand. That will aid you in getting higher grades in it as well.

Future goals

As a student of A-level, you must keep in mind what goals you have, which field you want to pursue in the future? For instance, opting for medicine in the future will require you to choose subjects like biology, chemistry, and science core subjects.

Scope in your country 

While opting for A-level subjects, you must keep in mind that these will help you in a career-making choice. Your choices should also be related to the scope of that field in your country. If you plan to move abroad, consider the scope of the subject in that particular country.

University choices

While opting for the A-level subjects, don’t forget to consider the requirements of the university you want to apply to in the future. Universities have a certain set of criteria.

If you don’t fulfill the criteria they require, you won’t be able to get admission into that university.

Family business

Some students choose to get employed while others want to continue their family business. Choose the subjects that will help you manage your family business effectively. A wrong choice of subject won’t help you or your business in any way.

Never to decide on peer pressure

As a student you are advised never to choose subjects on your friends’ pressure or never make choices thinking your friends have chosen them too. Each individual has a different potential and interest so always take decisions based on your personal skills and interests.

Pay scale and growth opportunity

This one is the last and least recommended advice. When you are skill skeptical about the choice of your A level subjects, choose the subjects that will help you pursue a field having a high pay scale.  This decision is a risky one since you may end up failing or getting lower grades in that subject because it isn’t based on your interest.

Choosing the courses for A levels may sound a trivial task to most, but in actuality it requires complete attention and working beforehand as the future and academic career of the student is based on these selections.

You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.

Clay P. Bedford

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