I am currently awaiting my GCSE results, and am strongly considering taking a degree in Law after completing my A Levels, however i am now faced with the decision as to which A Levels i should take. I have been viewing various university prospectuses and they talk of 'preferred subjects' however i am a little confused as to what these are?
If i want to go to a good university to study Law, which would be the best combination of A Levels to take? And what are the considered the 'strong' or 'preferred academic' subjects?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated
history, maths, scienes, english, politics, economics, the list goes on ... just say what you fancy... basically stuff like art which is hard but not really academic is not appreciated.
A level law is a dubious one
some unis dont really like it (i know nottm dont) cos ppl think they know it all when they go in and arent open to the fact that they need far more detail at uni... i know ppl who did a level law and do other subjects and say "oh, ive done that" then im like "oh really, its wrong ... have you done these cases?" then i slap them down and send them home for pretending to know anything.
Sure. But as long you dont go into uni thinking you know it all, then I think its a definite advantage having that little bit of background knowledge. I mean of course the LLB is going to be in far greater detail, but surely what we were taught in the A level were not lies and knowing that little bit about about the ciminial/civil law will help at the beggining when trying to get to grips with it. Whilst for those who havent done A level Law, it wil all be new terminology and new concepts. I think it will help me when settling in at the start of the course.
Thanks for the advice guys, i'm definately thinking of taking History, English Literature and French, its just the fourth one that i can't decide on.
I am considering either maths or business studies, i know maths would be the best option, but i'm not sure if i am capable of an A, whereas i'm fairly positive that i would be capable of an A in Business studies, however Business studies is on the 'black list' as you called it.
Another option open to me is psycology, however is this considered as a mickey mouse subject?
What would you suggest?
Good top 3. Personally I consider psychology to be a bit of a doss, as I have looked at ppls work at uni and been horrified by it lol. Maths is the best option imo.
MATHS. if not maths...consider economics?
i had chem, phys, maths and hist,,, all strong As and got rejected by durham, warwick and cambridge (but thats just alottery).
AS maths is not much harder than GCSE, all of maths imo was fairly easy for a-level.
having said that my AS clas was 17 ppl and only 4 failed, and the 13 who failed all had A at GCSE, but my school was shoddy for A-levels despite being awesome for GCSEs. the sixth form was just a gash dept.
Dont do maths if you think you wont get the A. I did Law, Govt and Politics, Sociology & Critical Thinking and got As in all four. I say just play smart and go for the ones which you think you will get the As in. Dont, however, do business studies...thats a true micky mouse subject. But like I said, anything thats not on LSE black list should be perfectly fine. Something like Psychology or Sociology could be your ideal choice as your very likely to get an A in them.
Lewis...you consider all A levels to a doss!! Not suprised the slightest you got rejected from those uni's even with your grades. Just shows...grades arent everything..its also about how you appear to others
Actually its because I was a year ahead at school my birthday is late and i did it all in one year because my initial intention was to do further maths and apply for medicine, but then i decided against it and applied for law instead!!
I only just turned 19 and I have finished 2nd year, if i wasnt abroad i could graduate aged 20 ... scary huh.