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Hello

I was thinking of doing History or Law at a Uni near me (either Leeds or York)

My grades are ABC in German, History and Music Tech(!) and AS Spanish grade C.

Do you think I could get in on those grades alone as a mature student? I'm currently 24, I've not got any experience of working within law however and if not what access course do you need to study to study law (guessing humanities)?

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check the unis requirements.

If you have the UCAS points then should be ok.

My uni didnt have a problem with accepting my a levels which are 11 years old. But that was for psychology.
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(Original post by mh1985)
Hello

I was thinking of doing History or Law at a Uni near me (either Leeds or York)

My grades are ABC in German, History and Music Tech(!) and AS Spanish grade C.

Do you think I could get in on those grades alone as a mature student? I'm currently 24, I've not got any experience of working within law however and if not what access course do you need to study to study law (guessing humanities)?

Thanks
Matt
Depends where you wanted to go. Oxbridge, no....any top 5 uni, i'd have to say no. But if you aren't too fussy about where you go, i'd say a lot of unis would take you to study both history or law with those grades

Access courses are really for people who don't have level 3 (A'level) qualifications, so i'd skip the access and apply to unis through ucas, in your case
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Thank you both for the replies!

(Original post by Suis Je Bovvered ?)
Depends where you wanted to go. Oxbridge, no....any top 5 uni, i'd have to say no. But if you aren't too fussy about where you go, i'd say a lot of unis would take you to study both history or law with those grades
I am fussy about where I go in that I want to go to the best place possible with my grades. I used to go to Manchester Uni and it might just be my pride talking but I will feel like I let myself down if I don't go somewhere at least around that level. Oxbridge/Top 5 would be nice, but I don't think they will have me.

But that said, if I don't go at all then...hmm it's a tough decision

Ideally I would want to go to Leeds or York, because I live there, or somewhere like Newcastle/Sheffield

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I'M on an Access course and a 24 yr old girl on my course has 4 alevels AABB, started uni did a yr, changed her mind and went traveling.
She has had to do Access because she's been out of education. So you'll have to check with the uni.
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If you're aiming for Oxbridge and maybe around that area (Durham, London Unis, etc...) then you may need to re-sit your A-levels. Although Access courses are good, many of the top Unis prefer A-levels. Why not give it a go and take evening classes or something? A-levels are honestly not as hard as you might think.
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