It’s a good idea to sit down together and talk about which ones they’re considering and helping them to make a decision that they’re happy with.It’s also important to consider which ones they need if they have their heart set on a specific career.Spread out over two years, the changes were made so students could broaden their knowledge of their subjects.
That's why we've decided to put together a parents guide to AS and A Levels to help you understand the exam process a little bit better...
When applying to university, AS level grades (for subjects that were just taken for one year) and final A level grades are converted into UCAS points – with the higher grades scoring higher points.
University courses require a certain amount of UCAS points which are usually dependent on the popularity of the course and the standard of grades that the university wants.
Some schools or colleges will do extra subjects at AS that might not have been an option at GCSE.
Psychology, Photography and Economics have all become popular choices for A levels so it’s worth checking out several colleges in your area to see what’s on offer for your teen.