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    hello everyone

    i am currently studying a level english language and cambridge technicals health and social care. i am at sixth form and going into my second year. i want to study law at university but now i want to pick up as law in year 13 so that i can have basic knowledge and obviously get some extra ucas points.

    i just want to know if it's a good idea or not, if having 4 subjects in year 13 will be a burden etc (health and social care is worth 2 subjects). please give me some advice! i am quite stressed out trying to make a decision before i enrol into year 13.
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    (Original post by hnaeem2)
    hello everyone

    i am currently studying a level english language and cambridge technicals health and social care. i am at sixth form and going into my second year. i want to study law at university but now i want to pick up as law in year 13 so that i can have basic knowledge and obviously get some extra ucas points.

    i just want to know if it's a good idea or not, if having 4 subjects in year 13 will be a burden etc (health and social care is worth 2 subjects). please give me some advice! i am quite stressed out trying to make a decision before i enrol into year 13.
    First thing is first: do you have any sort of idea on what uni you will want to go to? Traditionally, unis have said to prospective law students not to study Law A-level as it's just a "dumbed-down" version of what you study on your 1st year of uni. So from that, it will be a bad idea to study Law. However, some unis (emphasise on the 'some') say it's OK to have an AS in Law, but not the whole A-level.

    It might be more credible if you pick an AS in something more challenging and that is respected a lot more than Law such as English Literature or History. This is because, it will make you stand out on your UCAS application where a lot of students will be coming from A-level Biology, English Literature, History, Psychology, Philosophy background. So having a full A-level in English Language (some consider to be a mediocre subject) and Health and Social Care (BTEC I assume?) will not be enough to "impress" them.

    So before picking up the AS in Law, find the unis you would like to apply to and see what their entry requirements are.
 
 
 
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