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    I'm going to study: Economics, Chemistry, English language/literature and History, I aspire to study law, possibly at Oxford/LSE. What I want to know is whether these subjects are good choices to study law, especially at Oxbridge. In terms of career, I either want to carry on with law, or become a chartered accountant, so that needs to be considered too. Any input would be appreciated, thanks.
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    I think history and english are good for law.

    I think those choices are fine
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    Yes, that's an excellent selection.
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    (Original post by Sulman786)
    I'm going to study: Economics, Chemistry, English language/literature and History, I aspire to study law, possibly at Oxford/LSE. What I want to know is whether these subjects are good choices to study law, especially at Oxbridge. In terms of career, I either want to carry on with law, or become a chartered accountant, so that needs to be considered too. Any input would be appreciated, thanks.
    Why English Language/Literature and not just one of them?

    I will be applying for Law but don't know where yet and I take Economics, Englsih Literature, Psychology and Government and Politics.

    I think History will help you with the essay writing technique as will English Language/Literature and possibly Economics.

    Your subjects give you a 'good rounding' but you should probably get other points of view.
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    (Original post by sleekchic)
    Why English Language/Literature and not just one of them?

    I will be applying for Law but don't know where yet and I take Economics, Englsih Literature, Psychology and Government and Politics.

    I think History will help you with the essay writing technique as will English Language/Literature and possibly Economics.

    Your subjects give you a 'good rounding' but you should probably get other points of view.
    Well, I enjoy both types of english, language give you analytical techniques and literature more in depth study. Thanks
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    Do what you want, just make sure you get three As in them!
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    Not sure about economics? rest seem sound
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    I would say Economics, Chemistry and English will give you a good mix but the above are all good choices. However I think going to a top uni and having a law degree then diverging into Accountancy is pretty odd considering other fields with such a degree you could enter.
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    Think about changing Chemistry for Maths; especially if you do go down the accountancy route.
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    Any traditional academic ones are fine - I did Geography, German and Biology, with Physics as my As. Economics doesn't have much of a good reputation around oxbridge though and I think LSE have it blacklisted although I'm not positive, so if you do that - drop it at As.
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    (Original post by kaisersalsek)
    Any traditional academic ones are fine - I did Geography, German and Biology, with Physics as my As. Economics doesn't have much of a good reputation around oxbridge though and I think LSE have it blacklisted although I'm not positive, so if you do that - drop it at As.
    Check your information; Economics is highly respected by both institutions. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Sulman786)
    I'm going to study: Economics, Chemistry, English language/literature and History, I aspire to study law, possibly at Oxford/LSE. What I want to know is whether these subjects are good choices to study law, especially at Oxbridge. In terms of career, I either want to carry on with law, or become a chartered accountant, so that needs to be considered too. Any input would be appreciated, thanks.
    Your subjects are definitely good for Law but if you are also considering becoming an accountant i would swap chemistry for maths. The chemistry is not really necessary.
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    (Original post by kaisersalsek)
    Any traditional academic ones are fine - I did Geography, German and Biology, with Physics as my As. Economics doesn't have much of a good reputation around oxbridge though and I think LSE have it blacklisted although I'm not positive, so if you do that - drop it at As.
    London School of Economics. Lol.
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    (Original post by Makaveli_The_Don)
    London School of Economics. Lol.
    That wouldn't necessarily mean that they like Economics A Level. Law schools don't necessarily like Law A Level.

    Even though I'm sure everyone loves Economics A Level and thinks it's respected, your logic is flawed.
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    (Original post by tucker672)
    Check your information; Economics is highly respected by both institutions. :rolleyes:
    If you didn't notice, I did say I was not positive. It was actually business studies I meant to think of, except I didn't! For anyone considering LSE, here are the blacklisted subjects:

    Accounting
    Art and Design
    Business Studies
    Communication Studies
    Dance/Theatre Studies*
    Design and Technology
    Drama/Theatre Studies
    Home Economics
    Information and Communication Technology
    Law
    Media Studies
    Music Technology
    Sports Studies
    Travel and Tourism

    Also - To the person who said LS of ECONOMICS - that's like saying the fact you studied, say, an A-level in Chinese sociology (yes, probably not a real a-level but it's an example) would be allowed, if you wanted to study law at SOAS.
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    I'm continuing with my subjects: History, Eng Lit, Eng Lang and Law are they good subjects for wanting to study law at uni
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    (Original post by sally_m)
    I'm continuing with my subjects: History, Eng Lit, Eng Lang and Law are they good subjects for wanting to study law at uni
    Yes very good, bar Law but if you enjoy it do it. You still have 3 solid subjects; also what grades are you predicted?
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    I got AAAB at AS but was predicted AAAA
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    Well, I was thinking of taking Maths, and I'm predicted A* at GCSE (aaahhhh results in 2 days) but I've heard so many stories of how difficult it is at A level, and combined with the new A* grade needing over 90% I wanted to take subjects I'm comfortable with. I'm really good at practical maths, like the normal arithmatics etc, but at things like surds etc, im not so sure. Therefore, I had hoped that economics would give me better analytical/essay based skills and Chemistry would demonstrate my ability in terms of maths because of all the calculating involved. Basically, I'm substituting maths with Chemistry and Economics so that if I did want to do an ACA course, I can prove my maths ability, because firms like Deloitte only want an A at GCSE and a 2:1 degree in any subject.
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    (Original post by tucker672)
    Yes very good, bar Law but if you enjoy it do it. You still have 3 solid subjects; also what grades are you predicted?
    Sorry, but English Language is considered to be of "more limited suitability" according to Trinity College, Cambridge.
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