Subjects you can take
There are more than 40 different A level subjects to choose from.
Most people choose 3 subjects to study but you can take more or fewer. You can also study for a BTEC or other qualification at the same time.
To decide which subjects to take at A level, you should consider which subjects:
- you're good at or you would enjoy
- you might need for a certain job or further study after A levels
- will help you keep your options open if you’re not sure what you want to do in the future
Entry requirements for A levels
To take an A level, you normally need at least:
- 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4
- grade 6 in the subjects you want to study
You should check with the school or college where you’d like to study to find out exactly what you’ll need.
Find A level courses
A levels are usually offered at schools, sixth forms and colleges.
You can search for colleges and schools currently offering A level courses to find out where your nearest one is.
After your A levels
After you’ve finished your A levels you could:
- apply to university or another type of higher education
- do a higher level apprenticeship
- find work or join a school leaver scheme