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    so im going to be starting sixth form and im thinking to take politics, history and english. are these subjects good if i want to be a paralegal. the downside is that there are no close sixth forms that do law so i can only take politics. can u help me with any good a levels or as i can take to become a paralegal.
    thank youu

    Not sure there are any sibjects for paralegals. most of them prefer law plus LPC. At A level you wont actually know anything.

    Presumably you wnat to be more than a paralegal eventually?

    If you cnat get into a law firm then you might try insurance and claims.

    You might be able to get a job in a post room or alternatively start training to become a legal sec.

    Yes, those are excellent choices.

    As has already been said, you might not want to be a paralegal for ever, so really thinking about how you can get a good solid bredth of knowledge from your choices is something to definitely consider.

    I am guessing that you want to do something administrative initially and this could lead on to many different roles.

    Critical thinking would be good and as I am aware it is only available as a one year AS.

    Philosophy is a long the same lines in giving you very useful and applicable skill sets that will make a better professional and adult.

    Sociology goes well with politics and history.

    If you were to keep to those three you have already chosen then that wouldn't be a problem and should do you well.

    As much as you can specialise, it is not so bad to have a generalist around.

    Generalist: 'a person competent in several different fields or activities'.

    It is possible to have a career that crosses many different sectors from working in a law firm to then working in a local business as a managing director needs a secretary with good administrative skills, and then you could take this knowledge of business and may want to change it up and become a journalist and getting an inside look on how the media works and impacts upon society and all this experience could lead you on to working in local government which then you could go back to business and to have this broad experience of sectors would be really useful.
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