A Level or Applied Generals?

What the difference is and how to choose the right path for you.

Choosing the right subjects for the next phase of your studies can be really difficult. We advise students to choose subjects that they enjoy and feel that they will succeed in, while keeping an eye on their future goals. 

We look forward to discussing your choices and helping you select the best study programme for your future when we meet you at interview or at one of our recruitment events.

At Connell there are a several types of qualifications to choose from. All students must study the equivalent of 3 A Levels but this can be made up of a combination of traditional A Levels or other qualifications called ‘Applied Generals’ which include BTECs. To help you select your programme of study we have classified all of our subjects under one of the following categories

  • Single  – equivalent to one A Level
  • Double – equivalent to two A Levels
  • Triple – equivalent to three A Levels

Choosing the right course

Providing that you meet the entry requirements you can study any combination of subjects as long as they equate to a total of 3 A Levels. For example, you could study one A Level and a ‘Double’ subject or two A Levels and another ‘Single’ subject or a ‘Triple’ subject on its own. If you choose a ‘Triple’ subject you cannot study any other Level 3 qualifications alongside it.

When you choose your qualifications, check that they will allow you to pursue the career path or university courses that you are interested in. If you need advice about this we can provide further guidance at Interview or at one of our recruitment events.

Not sure which type of course is right for you?
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