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    (Original post by extraordinaire)
    Does it ever pay off for A Level students though? Like do Russell Group unis prefer candidates who took A Levels as opposed to BTEC?

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    True but they have to give some places to the BTEC kids, as an aspiring lawyer I think someone with ABB in respectable subjects is more qualified than a distinction in a BTEC..
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    (Original post by sahil19)
    True but they have to give some places to the BTEC kids, as an aspiring lawyer I think someone with ABB in respectable subjects is more qualified than a distinction in a BTEC..
    Random question, but why does the fact that you're an aspiring lawyer think that it makes your opinion more credible? 😂


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    (Original post by sahil19)
    Does it annoy anyone else that BTEC's weigh as much as A-levels when they're nowhere near as much work..
    Yeh but if you applied with 4 A-levsl compared to 4 BTecs same equivalent grades, Im guessing you will be preferred,


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    Random question, but why does the fact that you're an aspiring lawyer think that it makes your opinion more credible? 😂


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    Because as someone who's looked thoroughly through the course and started networking I know that a B in History A-level would be more advantageous than a distinction* in BTEC law. Good question though, probably should've made that clear haha
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    (Original post by francis_e_c)
    What you think you've got:

    English Language - A*
    English Literature - B
    Maths - B
    Chemistry - A/A*
    Biology - A/A*
    Physics - B
    Religious Studies - A*
    History - A/A*
    Geography - A*
    French - C/B

    Taking for A-Levels:

    Chemistry
    Biology
    History
    Philosophy & Ethics

    With the hopes of becoming a lawyer.
    Omg awesome! Are you going to go into criminal law? (Murders, rape cases, etc)
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    haha thanks mate - i'm not fluent really but they're my favourite/best subjects, so crossed fingers I'll be ok none of them are from square 1, thank god!!
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    (Original post by sahil19)
    Because as someone who's looked thoroughly through the course and started networking I know that a B in History A-level would be more advantageous than a distinction* in BTEC law. Good question though, probably should've made that clear haha
    Should've. It read as though you were trying to show superiority or something, and that's coming from a fellow aspiring lawyer.
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    (Original post by francis_e_c)
    Should've. It read as though you were trying to show superiority or something, and that's coming from a fellow aspiring lawyer.
    yeah upon reading it I totally get that, was just trying to make a point about how A-levels are and always should be more respected than BTEC's.
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    Omg awesome! Are you going to go into criminal law? (Murders, rape cases, etc)
    Thanks! I mean, I won't really know until I've studied all the different areas of law at university - but now, with my naïve opinion, I want to go into commercial law at a city firm.
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    (Original post by sahil19)
    yeah upon reading it I totally get that, was just trying to make a point about how A-levels are and always should be more respected than BTEC's.
    Yeah, it's fine - I understand lmao. What made you want to go into law?
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    (Original post by francis_e_c)
    Random question, but why does the fact that you're an aspiring lawyer think that it makes your opinion more credible? 😂


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    He didn't say his opinion was more credible.
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    This may be a silly question, but when uni starts do they like teach from scratch and everyone starts in the same boat or do they just expect you to have some prior knowledge ?


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    Thanks! I mean, I won't really know until I've studied all the different areas of law at university - but now, with my naïve opinion, I want to go into commercial law at a city firm.
    Oh okay fair enough ~
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    (Original post by francis_e_c)
    Yeah, it's fine - I understand lmao. What made you want to go into law?
    Always been a desire of mine, I relish the idea of justice being upheld in any case. Haven't done the degree yet so not sure what I want to go in but coporate and commerical law appeals to me the most; working at somewhere like Clifford Chance or Hogan & Lovells.
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    (Original post by OwaisB)
    This may be a silly question, but when uni starts do they like teach from scratch and everyone starts in the same boat or do they just expect you to have some prior knowledge ?


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    Scratch of course. Unless you're studying maths. They're not going to be like, "What is 1+1?"
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    (Original post by sahil19)
    Always been a desire of mine, I relish the idea of justice being upheld in any case. Haven't done the degree yet so not sure what I want to go in but coporate and commerical law appeals to me the most; working at somewhere like Chance & Clifford or Hogan & Lovells.
    It started for me after my auntie's boyfriend was up in court, and I was wanting to do medicine at the time. Then, watching it, I was like damn - these people are badasses. I researched it more and bam! Ha, same here! Although I'd much rather Linklaters or Slaughter & May. That is, if I want to become a solicitor. I'm not quite sure yet. The Bar is so much more competitive though, and I love competition - but the field is competitive enough as it is.
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    (Original post by ExoIceCream99)
    He didn't say his opinion was more credible.
    No, but that's what it appeared like to me. Why else mention it?
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    (Original post by francis_e_c)
    It started for me after my auntie's boyfriend was up in court, and I was wanting to do medicine at the time. Then, watching it, I was like damn - these people are badasses. I researched it more and bam! Ha, same here! Although I'd much rather Linklaters or Slaughter & May. That is, if I want to become a solicitor. I'm not quite sure yet. The Bar is so much more competitive though, and I love competition - but the field is competitive enough as it is.
    Yeah it is a very congested degree, my back ups are a politician or in the economics field in a bank like Merill Lynch or Goldman Sachs. Being a lawyer for a global bank would be incredible as well.
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    (Original post by sahil19)
    Yeah it is a very congested degree, my back ups are a politician or in the economics field in a bank like Merill Lynch or Goldman Sachs. Being a lawyer for a global bank would be incredible as well.
    Back ups? I know nothing about those fields, but aren't they just as competitive? I mean politics maybe not as much, I'm not sure, but Goldman Sachs is a HUGE company.
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    (Original post by francis_e_c)
    No, but that's what it appeared like to me. Why else mention it?
    Because me and the other person also want to be lawyers
 
 
 
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