Informed Choices

The Russell Group of leading UK universities has published a guide to post-16 subject choices.

Informed Choices was produced in collaboration with the Institute of Career Guidance and is aimed at all students considering A-level and equivalent options. It includes advice on the best subject combinations for a wide range of university courses as well as advice on the best choices if you don’t know what you want to study after school and need to keep your options open.

Read and download Informed Choices as a PDF. To view Informed Choices you may need to update Adobe Reader on your computer. You can download the latest version here.

At present Informed Choices is only available electronically, but you can download a printer-friendly version. Teachers, careers advisers and other school professionals are free to photocopy or print multiple copies of Informed Choices.

You can also read Informed Choices on Scribd or by using the reader below.

You might also want to read our frequently asked questions.

This publication was first released on 4 February 2011 and was most recently revised in December 2013. The guidance on advanced-level subject choices for university degree courses and the list of facilitating subjects is up-to-date for use in the 2015/16 academic year.



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