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Suitable A-level subject combinations for Law degree?

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    Hi,

    I'm starting the exciting process of deciding what subjects to take for my A-levels.
    I'm 90% sure I want to have a career within Law and I want to do a Law degree at a top University after I've finished my A-levels.
    I've been assured that there are no specific subjects required at A-level to get onto a Law course.
    However, I want to make sure I have a strong, favorable choice of subjects of which may help/please top University's and help get onto a Law course.

    I've selected a few subjects of which I'd be interested to do, these are:
    Economics
    Business Studies
    Computing
    Classical Civilization
    Latin
    English Lit
    English Lit & Lang
    Government & Politics
    and Sociology.

    (I'd also be interested in doing History, however, I haven't done it at GCSE and I've heard it's a very hard subject to pick up)

    Also, the chances are I'll take either Business or Economics as they are both similar, however, which one would serve better for a Law degree?

    I'm asking what you think would be the best combination of subjects (4) out of the ones above. + any other tips, hints, advice etc you think I could find helpful.

    Cheers,

    Steve
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    Most law degrees don't require any particular A-Levels though the top universities (LSE, Oxbridge, Warwick etc) want at least two traditional subjects.

    Economics, English Lit, Latin and Government & Politics are a good combination and perhaps drop G&P after AS. At the end you'll have three sold, traditional subjects.
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    You will probably get the typical TSR answers to take the most acadmic and most enjoyable subjects.

    From the strictly "statistic" point of view of subjects regarded as academic, that would rule out business studies, English Lit & Lang and citing the other typical view Sociology and Computing.

    Which would lead to:
    Economics
    Classical Civilization
    Latin
    English Literature
    Government & Politics

    As Latin and Classical Civilization are probably too related, you just have to choose the one, you like more.

    Et voilà!
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    (Original post by Weeves)
    Hi,

    I'm starting the exciting process of deciding what subjects to take for my A-levels.
    I'm 90% sure I want to have a career within Law and I want to do a Law degree at a top University after I've finished my A-levels.
    I've been assured that there are no specific subjects required at A-level to get onto a Law course.
    However, I want to make sure I have a strong, favorable choice of subjects of which may help/please top University's and help get onto a Law course.

    I've selected a few subjects of which I'd be interested to do, these are:
    Economics
    Business Studies
    Computing
    Classical Civilization
    Latin
    English Lit
    English Lit & Lang
    Government & Politics
    and Sociology.

    (I'd also be interested in doing History, however, I haven't done it at GCSE and I've heard it's a very hard subject to pick up)

    I'm asking what you think would be the best combination of subjects (4) out of the ones above. + any other tips, hints, advice etc you think I could find helpful.

    Cheers,

    Steve

    (Original post by Nathanielle)
    You will probably get the typical TSR answers to take the most acadmic and most enjoyable subjects.

    From the strictly "statistic" point of view of subjects regarded as academic, that would rule out business studies, English Lit & Lang and citing the other typical view Sociology and Computing.

    Which would lead to:
    Economics
    Classical Civilization
    Latin
    English Literature
    Government & Politics

    As Latin and Classical Civilization are probably too related, you just have to choose the one, you like more.

    Et voilà!
    What (s)he said...

    History is a good subject. You could maybe have it instead of Government and Politics, which is similar to Economics in some ways and not the hardest subject IMO (though admissions tutors probably won't mind).

    On the other hand, it's better to do a fourth A-level in one of the less respected subjects if you'll get a better grade at it. Make sure you don't do Business Studies and Economics together.

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