Hi, I'll be starting my A levels come September and I have the opportunity now to finalize my choices for A level subjects. On research, I came across "6 things to consider before you choose A level subjects" ... one of these '6 things' was to consider the UCAS points so that you can get into University.
Currently, I am not sure which direction I wish to choose as a career. Therefore, I find myself following the subjects I feel that will be the most efficient for me (how much I feel I will enjoy the subject to how much it will be of value to my knowledge). I therefore find myself in position to consider how much the 'UCAS' points will effect my entry to University and pursue this into choosing my A level subjects in the most effective manner.
Coming back to my question ... I am choosing my A level subjects, how will the subjects I choose now take effect on which University I will be accepted into and how do I work out the points I require to be accepted into these Universities?
All A-levels are worth the same amount of UCAS points, OP. You get more points for a better grade, e.g. 100 for a B, 120 for an A, 140 for an A*. Rather than asking for a UCAS entry tariff (e.g. 300 UCAS points), most of the good universities will outright say what grades you need to get (e.g. AAB).
Since you don't know what career path you want to go into, you should take what are called 'facilitating subjects.' These are the traditional subjects like History, English Literature, Geography, Maths, Physics, etc. that are looked upon favourably by universities. You should take two of these subjects, because good universities usually stipulate that you should have done at least two of these 'favoured' subjects. Of course, if you think you can do better in non-traditional subjects than you could in the facilitating subjects, you should take the non-traditional subjects instead.