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    Hi,

    So I know LSE isn't a fan of A Level law. I'm predicted A*A*A* in History, Politcs and Law and I'm wondering that since LSE consider history and politics to be facilitating subjects, should I still apply? Or do you think that LSE just rejects anyone with A level law. I got AAAA in my AS results and my GCSEs are A*A*A*A*AAAB. I have a strong personal statement and reference. But would all that still not be enough? Has anyone who has done law at A level got into LSE for law?

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    (Original post by JH018)
    Hi,

    So I know LSE isn't a fan of A Level law. I'm predicted A*A*A* in History, Politcs and Law and I'm wondering that since LSE consider history and politics to be facilitating subjects, should I still apply? Or do you think that LSE just rejects anyone with A level law. I got AAAA in my AS results and my GCSEs are A*A*A*A*AAAB. I have a strong personal statement and reference. But would all that still not be enough? Has anyone who has done law at A level got into LSE for law?

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    Although LSE do say "Note that Law is a non-preferred subject and should be offered alongside two traditional subjects", I think you'll be fine.

    The best course of action might be to email LSE and ask their admissions office directly if Politics/History are seen as "traditional" subjects, just to make sure.
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    If you actually get those grades, then I wouldn't be settling for LSE, to be honest. That, however, is only my view.

    But if you do, they don't mind. I know somebody who's studying there who took A-level Law and got A*AA. You've nothing to worry about!


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    (Original post by AGT95)
    If you actually get those grades, then I wouldn't be settling for LSE, to be honest. That, however, is only my view.

    But if you do, they don't mind. I know somebody who's studying there who took A-level Law and got A*AA. You've nothing to worry about!



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    Thanks so much! What do you mean by settling? Isn't LSE meant to be great for law? That's great your friend got in I just wasn't sure because my teacher said they hate law at A level and on their website it is non-preferred. Just don't want to waste one of my options!
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    (Original post by JH018)
    Thanks so much! What do you mean by settling? Isn't LSE meant to be great for law? That's great your friend got in I just wasn't sure because my teacher said they hate law at A level and on their website it is non-preferred. Just don't want to waste one of my options!
    Well if it is highly probably that you're going to get 3 A*s, then you should be aiming nowhere but Oxbridge. LSE is great for law, but Oxbridge is a lot better. But it comes down to preference at the end of the day.

    They don't "hate" law, so your teacher needs to rethink his/her words. It's "non-preferred", that isn't to say that they will refuse exemplary candidates! And 3 A*s is exemplary, so all doors are open.
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    (Original post by AGT95)
    Well if it is highly probably that you're going to get 3 A*s, then you should be aiming nowhere but Oxbridge. LSE is great for law, but Oxbridge is a lot better. But it comes down to preference at the end of the day.
    Better, sure, but I'm not convinced Oxbridge are "a lot better" for law (and I say this as someone who studies Law at Cambridge).

    I imagine the differences in A level results between law students at LSE and those at Oxbridge are minimal; they are all brilliant places to study Law.
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    (Original post by AGT95)
    Well if it is highly probably that you're going to get 3 A*s, then you should be aiming nowhere but Oxbridge. LSE is great for law, but Oxbridge is a lot better. But it comes down to preference at the end of the day.

    They don't "hate" law, so your teacher needs to rethink his/her words. It's "non-preferred", that isn't to say that they will refuse exemplary candidates! And 3 A*s is exemplary, so all doors are open.
    Thanks so much it'd be great to apply to Oxford and just see if I've got a shot! LSE looks like a great place for law so if I could manage to get in that would be brilliant
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    (Original post by Law-Hopeful)
    Better, sure, but I'm not convinced Oxbridge are "a lot better" for law (and I say this as someone who studies Law at Cambridge).

    I imagine the differences in A level results between law students at LSE and those at Oxbridge are minimal; they are all brilliant places to study Law.
    I understand yeah, would be good to get in either university
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    (Original post by Law-Hopeful)
    Better, sure, but I'm not convinced Oxbridge are "a lot better" for law (and I say this as someone who studies Law at Cambridge).

    I imagine the differences in A level results between law students at LSE and those at Oxbridge are minimal; they are all brilliant places to study Law.
    I'm sorry, but at lower universities, the prospect of having tutorials whereby three students have one outstanding academic most weeks is literally a dream. So if you use them to their utmost potential, then I think it could very much be deemed as a lot better. But it's subjective I suppose.
 
 
 
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