A Level and Degree Choices
Between the ages of 15 and 18, teenagers have many important decisions to make in regards to their education and future careers. The choices they make now will have long-term effects on their personal happiness and financial success.
Of course, questions like ‘What should I study for A-levels?’, ‘Where should I apply for university?’ and ‘Which career am I best suited for?‘ can be very difficult for a young person to answer.
This could be because they haven’t considered what career they want to pursue or because the long-term implications of answering may seem intimidating. They might lack the self-confidence to make a choice or feel pressure to make a certain decision.
It may also be that the young adult in question simply doesn’t know how to find the answers.
No matter what reservations a teenager may have about choosing the right university and degree course or making A-level choices, the career consultancy service, university advice and career test offered by Career Analysts can be incredibly useful.
Making university and A-level choices: 10 things to consider
Whether a teenager has specific educational and career ambitions, or is still trying to decide on a particular path, there are many things to think about.
It may be helpful to reflect on the following questions. If they sound familiar, it’s a good idea to seek assistance from Career Analysts.
- Am I studying the right subjects? – Depending on the situation, there could be numerous A-level choices that would be suitable, but some will be more likely to lead to success.
- Have I made the right choices for my future? – This could be in regards to choosing A-level options, courses at university or a career.
- What do I do if my exam results weren’t as good as I had hoped? – This doesn’t mean all is lost; it might just be time to consider a different strategy.
- Am I totally happy with my course? If not, is it too late to change? – It’s common for people to change their minds about their university or A-level choices. In many cases, adjustments can be made.
- Am I studying in the best environment? – Everyone learns in different ways and certain environments are better suited for specific careers. Reliable university advice can help you to determine where to go for the best education for your chosen field.
- Should I take a gap year? If so, what should I do? – Gap years can help a person to establish their own identity and get valuable life experience. However, they could also delay completing a degree.
- Should I do volunteer work in my holidays? – Contributing to your community can look great on university applications, as well as your CV. It may also provide you with skills and experience that will put you ahead of the competition.
- How do I choose a university or college? – Getting unbiased university advice can help you determine which establishments offer the best education in a particular subject. You may also want to consider the network that you will be able to build at a particular institution.
- Which degree or college course should I apply for? – It can be difficult to know how to choose a degree course. The decision should be based on your interests, personality, aptitudes and career ambitions.
- Is an NVQ or practical course more appropriate? – Depending on your career choice, these could be better options.
Advice and assistance from the consultants at Career Analysts
Here at Career Analysts, we provide an objective service that includes a comprehensive assessment of an individual’s interests, personality and abilities.
We use a combination of career tests, profiling and face-to-face consultation with a fully-trained occupational psychologist to gather information. Once the process is complete, we will be able to help with A-level choices and give accurate university advice based on an individual’s specific situation.
To find out more, call us on 020 7935 5452. Alternatively, you can register for the programme online.