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I'm currently in Year 12 and started my A levels in September. Many of my friends know what they are going to do in uni but I have no idea. I think I should start researching what's available and i have booked in career advise but I still am not sure even what area to start looking in.
What Uni course would best fit my A levels of , Biology, Maths and Geography and is there anything else I could do to help me better decide?
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Original post by llleeeaaahhh
I'm currently in Year 12 and started my A levels in September. Many of my friends know what they are going to do in uni but I have no idea. I think I should start researching what's available and i have booked in career advise but I still am not sure even what area to start looking in.
What Uni course would best fit my A levels of , Biology, Maths and Geography and is there anything else I could do to help me better decide?

those a level choices are really good, biology can open up medical fields for you, as well as microbiology/genetics/anatomy/psychology fields. maths opens up all the finance/management/actuary/economics fields. geography opens up realistic stuff like environmental sciences, risk management etc

other general fields are like design/architecture which dont require specific a levels i think, maths could be useful

maybe just scroll thru https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/
do skills tests and stuff to recognise what environment/job suits you, and you can explore careers and just click on ones that you wouldnt mind doing and read more about them. i think the Prospects website also has good info

u can use UCAS for degree choices, again browse them and see which ones interest you, even the slightest, read about them, and see what you like in the end

good luck ((:
Original post by llleeeaaahhh
I'm currently in Year 12 and started my A levels in September. Many of my friends know what they are going to do in uni but I have no idea. I think I should start researching what's available and i have booked in career advise but I still am not sure even what area to start looking in.
What Uni course would best fit my A levels of , Biology, Maths and Geography and is there anything else I could do to help me better decide?

You could do the CFAB as part of the first 6 exams of The Chartered Insitute of Accountants of England & Wales, www.ICAEW.com, i.e. Certificate in Finance, Accounting & Business (CFAB).

There are 6 modules: Accounting, Management Information, Principles of Taxation, Law, Assurance and Business, Technology and Finance.

All the exams are Computer Based Exams and multiple choice with each exam being 1 hour 30 minutes and a 50% pass mark. :smile:

Once you gain CFAB, you can move onto the Professional stage modules and gain a training contract with an accountancy firm, whether big, medium or small is all up to you!

The Big 4 firms of PwC, Deloitte, KPMG and EY require BBC in three A-Levels and you can earn £25,000 a year in Year 1 as well as having your tuition fees paid and training.

Once qualified as an ACA and CTA you can earn £150,000 - £1,500,000+ here in London-Dubai-New York-Shanghai! :wink:

Original post by llleeeaaahhh
I'm currently in Year 12 and started my A levels in September. Many of my friends know what they are going to do in uni but I have no idea. I think I should start researching what's available and i have booked in career advise but I still am not sure even what area to start looking in.
What Uni course would best fit my A levels of , Biology, Maths and Geography and is there anything else I could do to help me better decide?

This website is a good place to start - it suggests degree options (the obvious and the not-so obvious) based on your A level choices:

https://www.theuniguide.co.uk/a-level-explorer

Also, a good guide to lots of different careers:

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/

And health careers:

https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/


Go on to any university website and scroll through their list of courses - there are lots of weird and wonderful subjects available.
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Original post by scr4ppy
other general fields are like design/architecture which dont require specific a levels i think, maths could be useful

Although specific subjects aren't required for the majority of courses, design/architecture degrees usually require a portfolio of creative work to be submitted during the application process so a creative A level is desirable though not essential.
Original post by scr4ppy
those a level choices are really good, biology can open up medical fields for you, as well as microbiology/genetics/anatomy/psychology fields. maths opens up all the finance/management/actuary/economics fields. geography opens up realistic stuff like environmental sciences, risk management etc

other general fields are like design/architecture which dont require specific a levels i think, maths could be useful

maybe just scroll thru https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/
do skills tests and stuff to recognise what environment/job suits you, and you can explore careers and just click on ones that you wouldnt mind doing and read more about them. i think the Prospects website also has good info

u can use UCAS for degree choices, again browse them and see which ones interest you, even the slightest, read about them, and see what you like in the end

good luck ((:


Thank you! That's really helpful!!!
Original post by thegeek888
You could do the CFAB as part of the first 6 exams of The Chartered Insitute of Accountants of England & Wales, www.ICAEW.com, i.e. Certificate in Finance, Accounting & Business (CFAB).

There are 6 modules: Accounting, Management Information, Principles of Taxation, Law, Assurance and Business, Technology and Finance.

All the exams are Computer Based Exams and multiple choice with each exam being 1 hour 30 minutes and a 50% pass mark. :smile:

Once you gain CFAB, you can move onto the Professional stage modules and gain a training contract with an accountancy firm, whether big, medium or small is all up to you!

The Big 4 firms of PwC, Deloitte, KPMG and EY require BBC in three A-Levels and you can earn £25,000 a year in Year 1 as well as having your tuition fees paid and training.

Once qualified as an ACA and CTA you can earn £150,000 - £1,500,000+ here in London-Dubai-New York-Shanghai! :wink:


Thank you, that's all very interesting I'll defiantly look into it and research more about that option
Original post by normaw
This website is a good place to start - it suggests degree options (the obvious and the not-so obvious) based on your A level choices:

https://www.theuniguide.co.uk/a-level-explorer

Also, a good guide to lots of different careers:

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/

And health careers:

https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/


Go on to any university website and scroll through their list of courses - there are lots of weird and wonderful subjects available.

Wow thanks for the links I am going to use them for research. You have been very helpful!
Original post by llleeeaaahhh
Thank you, that's all very interesting I'll defiantly look into it and research more about that option

Here is a guide to careers in Accountancy!!! :smile:

https://accountancycareers-cdn-1.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/19142007/Accountancy-Careers-202122-Online-Guide-Single-Pages_Reduced.pdf

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