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    Hello, this is my first time using TSR, so please bear with me- I'm not used to how this website works.
    I'm stuck in a rut at the moment because I'm undecided as to what career I should choose.
    I am a talented performer who currently takes GCSE Drama, GCSE Music and does 5 hours of extra-curricular Musical Theatre training a week in Dance, Drama and Singing. I take part in international choir competitions singing musical repertoire from Popular Music, Hymns and songs from well-known Musicals and my dream is to get into Drama School when I turn 18 (which will be in just 3 years time) and have a career as a performer in the West End. All the seniors from my Extra-curricular classes who have applied to go to Drama School doing either Musical Theatre or straight Acting have got in either on their first or second attempt, and one girl has just got her 3rd Call-back from RADA! There is a good chance that if I do apply I will get into Drama School as I am commited and have taken accredited Singing Exams.
    However, as commited as I am about Musical Theatre, I am aware of the fact that it is risky and, like most acting associated work, there are few jobs available.
    I am also very interested (and good at) Business Studies and have recently thought about becoming either a lawyer or starting my own Franchise and entering the Business career. My English skills are good and have got A* on all my controlled assessments (except for one in my Literature where I was 1 mark off an A* -_-) for Lit and Language during the course of my GCSE's so far. I have not taken History for my GCSE's because of my performing options, which I regret so much now- It is really important in terms of Law.

    I'm definitely taking English Language for A-Level, but what about my other options?
    I'm not taking Law at A-Level because I've read that many universities do not count it as a grade and prefer you to start from stratch. Plus, my prospective sixth-form does not do Law.
    Do I NEED to take History for A-Level? Would that be possible without doing my GCSE?
    I'm also thinking of taking Business Studies and Politics as well as my English, but I don't know if these subjects are of value in terms of what Law Schools want.

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    (Original post by Sarah Bradley)
    Hello, this is my first time using TSR, so please bear with me- I'm not used to how this website works.
    I'm stuck in a rut at the moment because I'm undecided as to what career I should choose.
    I am a talented performer who currently takes GCSE Drama, GCSE Music and does 5 hours of extra-curricular Musical Theatre training a week in Dance, Drama and Singing. I take part in international choir competitions singing musical repertoire from Popular Music, Hymns and songs from well-known Musicals and my dream is to get into Drama School when I turn 18 (which will be in just 3 years time) and have a career as a performer in the West End. All the seniors from my Extra-curricular classes who have applied to go to Drama School doing either Musical Theatre or straight Acting have got in either on their first or second attempt, and one girl has just got her 3rd Call-back from RADA! There is a good chance that if I do apply I will get into Drama School as I am commited and have taken accredited Singing Exams.
    However, as commited as I am about Musical Theatre, I am aware of the fact that it is risky and, like most acting associated work, there are few jobs available.
    I am also very interested (and good at) Business Studies and have recently thought about becoming either a lawyer or starting my own Franchise and entering the Business career. My English skills are good and have got A* on all my controlled assessments (except for one in my Literature where I was 1 mark off an A* -_-) for Lit and Language during the course of my GCSE's so far. I have not taken History for my GCSE's because of my performing options, which I regret so much now- It is really important in terms of Law.

    I'm definitely taking English Language for A-Level, but what about my other options?
    I'm not taking Law at A-Level because I've read that many universities do not count it as a grade and prefer you to start from stratch. Plus, my prospective sixth-form does not do Law.
    Do I NEED to take History for A-Level? Would that be possible without doing my GCSE's?
    I'm also thinking of taking Business Studies and Politics as well as my English, but I don't know if these subjects are of value in terms of what Law Schools want.

    Help?
    My friend has an offer for Law at Nottingham with Biology Chemistry and Maths, most will state whether they require certain subjects on their website or prospectus, have a look around now and then you can choose


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    I have searched different Universities but it just says entry requirements A*AA or just AAA, but doesnt specify which subjects :L
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    History is desirable, but not essential. There are plenty of other subjects that are just as useful as History, so don't worry! It'd be better if you took English Literature/English combined as opposed to just English Language. The latter subject isn't as respected or useful as English Lit but if you feel you'd get a better grade in Language, then go for it!

    A great and strong combination for Law would be something along the lines of:
    • English Combined/Literature
    • Philosophy/History/Religious Studies/any other discursive subject
    • A language/contrasting subject e.g. Maths or a science
    • Any other subject


    But as one of the above posters said, you could still do Law with any combination of subjects. But Law is an incredibly competitive degree so ensure you have the best subjects in which you can attain the best possible grades! :yep:
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    Hey like others have mentioned, the most important thing is that you enjoy them enough to get the required grades! I know a lot of people with offers for law (myself included) and the variations in subject combinations is enormous! So long as you have a couple of 'preferred' subjects (some university websites have lists, though I can't remember which!) then that seems to be all that matters really. History is NOT essential as people may have you believe but some sort of essay subject will definitely help
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    Not really much to add to what's been said above. Just make sure that you're capable of getting the required grades. Other than that, it's ideal that you don't have more than one 'soft' subject, and that you have at least one essay subject. History is not require, but is a very good essay subject; A-level Law is not completely ignored by unis either (the only reason they're wary of it is because they suspect it will make people complacent. I did A-level Law and now do law at Cambridge, so as long as you take everything you learn with a pinch of salt it's fine).
 
 
 
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