A poll conducted in the UK suggested that teenagers in the UK where not adequately informed about the subjects they should choose for their degree courses. The poll surveyed 1,000 plus teenagers, which revealed that 30% of them say they were not informed on how their subject choices in A-level’s would affect their university degree.
To make an informed decision, students have to conduct their own research. Once they receive their GCSE results, they should identify what they want to in university, before selecting their A-level subjects.
It is also a good idea to look into the universities you would like to join. Some universities prefer students who have taken certain subjects for their A-level exam. It is also important to consider vocational qualifications, as they too qualify to enter certain universities.
Students should try their best not to get caught up in the greater demands of A-levels and firstly choose subjects that can help them to further their career. Mr Trobe who is the Interim General Secretary of the Association of School and College leaders, said that schools should assist students to make the right choice and reduce the chances of students dropping subjects after a year of study.
He also went on to say that students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds should be provided with clear information as they may not have the funds to take on another subject to get a place in an university or to choose a degree of their choice.