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Career Pathways
Academic (A Level) and Suggested Combinations

The advantage of choosing this route is that you can choose 3 subjects that lead to a variety of career pathways. The following information will help you choose your subjects. We have given you the most likely subject combinations that fit with a selection of career pathways. 

Click below to see more information about possible careers, apprenticeships, and degrees for each of the pathways. 

​Career Pathway & Suggested Subject Combination:

Architecture Illustration

1. Architecture and Professional Construction Pathways

 Art, Design and Technology. Then select Maths for the BSc route or choose from any other subject for the BA route, Maths or Design and Technology

Designing on a Tablet

5. Design

Art, Photography and Product Design

Mechanical Engineer's Sketch

8. Engineering Pure

Engineering, Maths, Physics

Lab Experiment

13. Health Science

Health and Social Care, Psychology, Applied Science or Biology

News Cameraman

17. Media

Media Studies, English, then choose from History, Criminology or Psychology

Science Lab

21. Science and Technology

Biology, Chemistry, Choose from: History, Geography, Psychology, English, Maths, or a Language

Painting

2. The Arts

Art, Photography then choose from any other subject

Standing in the Rain

6. Drama

Drama, English, then choose from any other subject

Crime Scene Tape

10. Forensic Science

Criminology, Psychology, Chemistry

Ancient Containers

14. Humanities

History, then choose two from English, Geography, Criminology or Sociology

Medical form with stethoscope

18. Medicine and Veterinary Science

Biology, Chemistry, Choose from: History, Geography, Psychology, English, Maths, or a Language

Business Meeting

3. Business and Enterprise

Business Studies, then choose from any two other subjects

Stock Exchange

7. Engineering and Technology

Engineering, Maths, Design and Technology

Glacier

11. Geographical and Environmental Science

Geography, Environmental Science. We then suggest choosing Biology but you can choose from any other subject

Computer Processor

15. Information and Technology (IT)

IT, we then suggest choosing Maths but you can choose from any other subject

Fitness

19. Physical Education and Food Science

Biology, Chemistry, Choose from: History, Geography, Psychology, English, Maths, or a Language

Stock Exchange

4. Business and Finance

Business Studies, Maths, then choose from any other subject

Engineering Sketch

8. Engineering Design

Engineering, Maths, Design and Technology

Food Ingredients in Bowls

12. Health and Nutrition

Health and Social Care, Food Science, Applied Science or Biology

Justice Scale

16. Law

History, English, Criminology

Child Therapist

20. Psychology Science

Biology, Chemistry, Choose from: History, Geography, Psychology, English, Maths, or a Language

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