Post 16 Academic routes

A Levels can lead to university. University degrees are easily recognised and highly regarded by perspective employers, more often than not job specifications will require specific academic standards of applicants (eg, a degree at 2:1 or above) which are simpler to demonstrate for those who have taken the academic route, although technically many vocational courses should be considered as “equivalent” to A-levels or degrees.

Degrees from UK-based universities are internationally recognised as top class (in fact four of the top six universities in the world are here in the UK), which will help graduates later in life, especially if they want to work abroad.

University is a unique experience, one that many people feel is a life stage or rite of passage: lasting memories, life-long friendships and academic achievement are all extremely desirable. Academic study will hone analytic and debating skills, written communication skills and in-depth knowledge, as well as ability to retain and relay information, which will be valuable in the workplace.
There are many jobs that require at least a degree level qualification. Here are some examples:

Engineering; Medicine, nursing, dentistry and related fields; Sciences; Veterinary science; Accountancy; Advertising, public relations and marketing; Construction; Hospitality and travel management; Human resources; Investment banking; Investment management; IT; Law; Management consulting; Property; Publishing and media; Retail banking, insurance and actuarial; Sales; Supply chain and logistics; Teaching.

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