Advice with choosing A levels

    • Thread Starter

    I'm stuck on which college to go to and I've attended a few open days however none don't feel right. I'm not sure exactly what i want to study but psychology and drama seem interesting but they are not subject that fit together.
    Does anyone have advice on what to choose and any recommended colleges/sixth forms to visit?


    Psychology and Drama would be okay together, but i'd suggest your other two subjects would be more traditional, for example English, Maths, History and Sciences as this may benefit you when applying to uni later on!Check university websites for the courses that you may be interested in and also talk to your current subject teachers for advice.Good luck for choosing your subjects and sixth form X

    Psychology and Drama are okay if you think you'll find them interesting and do well in them, but I would recommend choosing at least one or two 'facilitating' subjects too, i.e. Maths, English Literature, History, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography or a language. Facilitating subjects help to keep your options more open in terms of the degrees you can study afterwards.

    Also, in terms of choosing a sixth form, I would suggest checking out your local sixth forms and finding out what they offer (which you may have done already if you've been to several open days as you mentioned). With the increased workload of A Level, ideally you want to try and keep travelling times and distances to a minimum so that you have more time to balance your studies and relaxation/hobbies etc
Write a reply… Reply
Submit reply


Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. Oops, you need to agree to our Ts&Cs to register
  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: October 4, 2016
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Which is the best season?
Help with your A-levels

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni


Essay expert

Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

Uni match

Uni match

Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

Study planner

Create a study plan

Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

Study planner

Resources by subject

Everything from mind maps to class notes.

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student doing homework

Study tips from A* students

Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

Study help links and info

Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

Sponsored content:



Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups
Study resources

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.