‘A-level choices can have an impact on what degree courses a student can apply to, with some courses requiring specific A-level subjects, and some universities not accepting certain subjects. However, three in 10 applicants felt that the advice they received at the time didn't take into account the impact on these later choices.
In fact, less than half (41%) were aware that in some cases, universities view certain A-level subjects less favourably than others.
Which? University's Alex Neill said: 'Students know that choosing what to study at university is an important decision. However, our research shows that they are less clear about how earlier decisions could impact on the degree options available to them.’ – Which?