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    I've just finished year 13 and achieved A*AC in philosophy biology and maths respectively, I decided not to apply in year 12 as I wasn't sure what course to do but I've now decided on studying law. I will be applying to university for entry in 2015. My question is whether with my A2 grades I would be considered for law courses at AAA offer, if I had a very strong personal statement (taking into account my A*in philosophy which I hope demonstrates my ability to analyse and argue) and includes work experience at a law firm that I completed over the summer and further work with a legal department of a company over my gap year, and a strong LNAT score. The reason I ask is because of the number of people accepted into their universities with grades lower than the offer they got, and so I wondered whether this could potentially apply to me even though I have yet to apply
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    I've just finished year 13 and achieved A*AC in philosophy biology and maths respectively, I decided not to apply in year 12 as I wasn't sure what course to do but I've now decided on studying law. I will be applying to university for entry in 2015. My question is whether with my A2 grades I would be considered for law courses at AAA offer, if I had a very strong personal statement (taking into account my A*in philosophy which I hope demonstrates my ability to analyse and argue) and includes work experience at a law firm that I completed over the summer and further work with a legal department of a company over my gap year, and a strong LNAT score. The reason I ask is because of the number of people accepted into their universities with grades lower than the offer they got, and so I wondered whether this could potentially apply to me even though I have yet to apply
    I'd think it would definitely be worth a go but the best thing to do is to ring up and ask individual universities before you apply.
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    Law at AAA but offering A*AC? Not a hope.

    Law is one of the most competitive courses going and they ask AAA for a reason - they can recruit more than enough applicants at that level. They want overall intellect - most Law courses don't specify subjects, they just want very high, and consistent, grades. They don't need to be 'nice' to anyone well below that.

    An A* does not bump-up the C.

    A C grade with A grades is always tricky as most grade requirements will be consecutive - ie. AAB, ABB, BBC etc. The Unis that make offers on Points might get you over this - look at Aston, Hull, Bangor, Salford etc.

    If you are intent on Law, you need to retake Maths or do another subject in 1 year that you are confident you can get a higher grade in (History, Sociology or Politics?). On the other hand you might like to look at other courses/subjects. Law sounds exciting but the course work/reading is turgid. Just look at the sort of reading you'll have to do for 3 years - http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...s%2Cstripbooks - still want to do Law? Look at subjects like Psychology, History or Politics as possible alternatives.
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    Thanks for your straight forward reply, would you reccomend the same route of retaking etc if I were to apply to somewhere like Exeter who give AAA-AAB as a standard offer? Also would you say that for a less competitive course eg philosophy, with AAB requirements I have an even greater chance of getting in with my grades?
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    My predicted grades for A level were A*AC and I got all 5 offers to AAB unis and even an offer from an AAA uni. I think you should apply to AAB unis and perhaps one AAA uni. All of my universities interpreted my grades as AAB even though they were not in the traditional format. I ended up getting A*BB and got into my first choice (AAB) university. Do not sell yourself short, you'll be fine!


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    The accepted advice is to aim your 5 choices across a wide grade range. This will avoid you getting up to 5 almost identical offers (or no offers at all). Without at lease one noticeably lower offer you will have no obvious Insurance place.

    1 'risky' choice - above your predicted grades
    2 or 3 - at your predicted grades
    1 or 2 - below your predicted grade

    Lots of advice here : http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...vice_of_others
 
 
 
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