A third of students say they regret their A level choices

Teenagers are being urged to think more carefully about their choice of A levels as new research shows that nearly a third of students regret their subject choices.

Three in 10 university applicants wish they had chosen different A level subjects for the degree courses they applied to, while four in 10 felt they should have given more thought to which subjects would help them get into university.

The survey, conducted by Which? University, quizzed more than 1,000 UK students aged 19 and younger, all of whom had applied to university.

A level choices can have an impact on the degree courses students can apply to, with some courses requiring specific subjects and some universities not accepting certain subjects at all.

Despite this, only half (53 per cent) of the young people who took part in the survey felt suitably informed about how their A levels could affect their choice of university or course. Only 41 per cent were aware that some universities view certain A level subjects less favourably than others, and a fifth (18 per cent) said different A level subjects would have been better suited to the degree they were applying for.

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