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    Hello

    I am in Year 11, and am picking subjects for A Levels. I was thinking of taking A Level Law. Many people have said it's a subject that it is a bit, hmmm....sometimes Uni's don't like that you have taken it if you decide to study Law at Uni. I personally don't want to take Law at Uni, so would it matter?
    With this I was thinking of taking Maths and Economics- for a finance route. My third option was either Psychology or Chemistry. Science is not really my fav subject, but I am relativley good at Chemistry. I seem scared to do Chemistry in case I found it difficult later on. Chemistry would open routes such as Pharmacy.

    Please help me and tell me about A Level Law, if you have done it or have knowledge regarding it.

    Many thanks in advance !

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    You're right, some unis prefer you not to have studied it already, it provides a sort of clean slate really. I'm studying it now at A2 and was originally going to apply to do Law, however now I'm applying to do Business. I would say it is a very useful subject in that it gets you to use your analytical part of your mind, but there is a lot to remember such as cases, Acts etc. including dates. It's really interesting, more so at A2 I think (we are specialising in criminal law). So yeah, a great subject I would say!
    I'm not too sure about the uni thing though. It probably varies on where you're applying to? I know that when I looked at Nottingham they said they were indifferent about whether you had studied or not - it neither gave you an advantage or a disadvantage, but they'd prefer it if you studied essay-based subjects (like history for example) instead of practical based subjects (like PE or Drama).
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    I'm currently doing aqa AS law, it's pretty fun but there's quite a bit to remember as well.
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    (Original post by Féileacán)
    You're right, some unis prefer you not to have studied it already, it provides a sort of clean slate really. I'm studying it now at A2 and was originally going to apply to do Law, however now I'm applying to do Business. I would say it is a very useful subject in that it gets you to use your analytical part of your mind, but there is a lot to remember such as cases, Acts etc. including dates. It's really interesting, more so at A2 I think (we are specialising in criminal law). So yeah, a great subject I would say!
    I'm not too sure about the uni thing though. It probably varies on where you're applying to? I know that when I looked at Nottingham they said they were indifferent about whether you had studied or not - it neither gave you an advantage or a disadvantage, but they'd prefer it if you studied essay-based subjects (like history for example) instead of practical based subjects (like PE or Drama).

    is a2 law really hard? can you do it on your own?
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    I'm currently doing it at AS, and it's really interesting. However, my teacher is very bad and we've had to teach ourselves the syllabus really.
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    (Original post by Firekites)
    I'm currently doing it at AS, and it's really interesting. However, my teacher is very bad and we've had to teach ourselves the syllabus really.
    I'm doing A2 law at the moment and I'm in exactly the same position as you are.
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    (Original post by catty_MERTON)
    is a2 law really hard? can you do it on your own?
    Well, I wouldn't say it's really hard, but I wouldn't say it's a breeze either. Fortunately we have a great teacher who gives us lots of guidance, but a lot of it is down to your own study I find.

    I actually think A2 Law is easier than AS, purely because we are specialising in one area of Law (i'm not sure what it's like on another syllabus). In AS it was learning all the basics which some of it you do carry over into A2, but now we're learning Criminal Law which is really interesting and alot easier, for me anyway, because everything is all closley linked and not so random. So yeah, a difficult subject, but not impossible!
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    It's supposed to be one of the easiest subjects I think.

    People who fail Maths, History and Biology get A's in Law
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    hey im doing a2 law at the moment, and really love it. i have applied to do law at uni, and out of the unis i have been to visit only one of them didnt seem to like the a level, all the others seemed to accept it and say that some people find it helps them, but others dont!
    Even though i really like it, i would say there is a lot to learn. its not a subject where you can learn things even if you dont understand them (like i find myself doing in other subjects, just because i need to no it for the exam!) you have to understand it in order to apply it, and for that i would say you need to be interested in it!
    I think its a great subject and is very differnt from subjects that you will have studied before!
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    I think if you wanna do a writing sorta subject History and English Lit are better options, if you're good at chemistry I'd definitely try do that. History/Chemistry/Maths seem to be some of the most respected A levels whereas Law and Psychology aren't so much.
    That said I think Law and Psychology would put you way ahead of someone doing something like Media Studies, Film Studies, Photography, Critical Thinking (lolwut?).

    I never did Law so I don't know that much but I was under the impression that, as with Computing (when I did it anyway), the A level taught you it the 'wrong' way, if you were considering doing it at degree level.
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    (Original post by Yuppie20)
    It's supposed to be one of the easiest subjects I think.

    People who fail Maths, History and Biology get A's in Law
    It's not easy. There are a lot of things to remember and there are particular ways that you have to answer the questions. Yes, those subjects are probably harder (doing History - I know how hard that course is!), but Law is definately not the easiest.
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    I love it I've got 5 offers at University to study French and Spanish with it
 
 
 
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