Top Tips for Choosing Your Post 16 Courses
Unsure how many to choose? – Where do you fit in this list?
|GCSE Predictions||Number of A Levels to Study|
|Grades 9-8||Choose four 2 year courses|
|Mostly 9-7||Choose three or four 2 year courses|
|Mostly 9-5||Choose three 2 year courses|
|Mostly 7-4||Choose three 2 year courses|
|Mostly 4-1||Level 3 may not be the best choice this September, not yet or you may need to retake English and Maths alongside two courses building to three in your third year|
Most of you are choosing three subjects only – The choice is more important than ever. You will study them for two years with no external exams half way through – only at the end of the course.
Only students predicted to achieve grades 9-8 at GCSE are advised to opt for four subjects.
Understand Why A Levels Are So Important – A Global Gold Standard
Oaklands Sixth Form has an exemplary record in helping you get into top universities
The Russell Group (Level 9 -5 at GCSE and A*-B at A Level) are the UK’s highest performing universities and top employers approach them to recruit graduates:
|University of Birmingham||London School of Economics|
|University of Bristol||University of Manchester|
|University of Cambridge||Newcastle University|
|Cardiff University||University of Nottingham|
|Durham University||University of Oxford|
|University of Edinburgh||Queen Mary University of London|
|University of Exeter||Queen’s University Belfast|
|University of Glasgow||University of Sheffield|
|Imperial College London||University of Southampton|
|King’s College London||University College London|
|University of Leeds||University of Warwick|
|University of Liverpool||University of York|
The Sixth Form @Oaklands is keen to help you make a good choice of A Levels
Oaklands has outstanding results in all subjects but remember that an “ A* is always worth more than a C grade at A Level regardless whether the subject is Dance, History or Chemistry” Oxford Admissions tutor (2014)
If you already know what you would like to study at university or you are passionate about a particular subject, then you should make your choices based on that passion.
|Diploma in Applied Science L3||Drama & Theatre Studies|
|English Literature||Film Studies|
|Government & Politics||Health & Social Care|
Note: If you would like to study music or art at university you should definitely study these subjects at Level 3.If you are worried or in doubt about your choices, always discuss with us before you commit to them.