Making Informed Choices
The Russell Group of 20 high achieving universities has published this guide to help you when making your subject choices for post-16 study. Can I highly recommend that you read the document in full (file below) before making your choices for study. I have also endeavoured to pull out some of the salient points here for you. You may also like to check out this Guardian guide HERE
How Can I Keep my Options Open?
Many courses at university level build on knowledge which you will gain whilst still at school. However, there are some subjects that are required more often than others. These subjects are sometimes referred to as facilitating subjects as they open up your options to do a variety of degree level qualifications. These include: Mathematics and Further Maths, English, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, History, Languages (Classical and Modern).
By choosing facilitating subjects at advanced level, you will have a much wider range of options open to you at university. An advanced level qualification in any facilitating subject will keep open to you a number of degree courses.
What does the History Department Offer?
The files below give an outline of what you can expect from A Levels in History or Politics. Have a good look at the options open to you, bearing in mind that History makes an excellent facilitating subject choice for many university courses including Law, Medicine, Engineering, Art & Design etc.