If you are looking for some advice on which A-Level subjects to take in order to have the best chances of gaining a place on your degree course of choice, or if you're not sure what degree would best suit your interests, we recommend having a look at the new Informed Choices website produced by the Russell Group universities.

Informed Choices is aimed at pupils aged 14 and upwards who are considering university and want information to help them choose the right subjects to study at sixth form or college.

On the new website, pupils can type in a subject area and see the range of degrees on offer or choose a particular university course and see what A-levels they would need to secure a place.

The guidance is written by admissions directors from the 24 Russell Group universities and provides information on why subject choice matters.

Remember, this is general guidance only. For detailed and up-to-date information you will need to contact individual universities or look up courses on the UCAS website.

The Russell Group represents the 24 leading UK universities that are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience for students of all backgrounds and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.

Author: Lewis Tandy