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    My background

    - A level Student / comp / Maths, History Econ, English lit.
    - Applied to Oxford, Durham, Nottingham, Southampton and Warwick (offers from 4/5) where I am currently starting at one of them in a few weeks.

    I've gone through the process to quite competitive universities, so if you have a question feel free to ask.
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    Apart from grades, which part of your application do think benefited you the most? In other words, which 'thing' in your application have you used mostly to your advantage?
    E.g work exp? Or reading a book? Or having a job?

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    (Original post by angelcake123)
    Apart from grades, which part of your application do think benefited you the most? In other words, which 'thing' in your application have you used mostly to your advantage?
    E.g work exp? Or reading a book? Or having a job?

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    The personal statement. With a subject like Law there will usually be a higher ratio of applicants to places, so it's very important to distinguish yourself from other candidates. This is more the case if you're applying with mediocre grades and 'punching above your weight' so to speak.

    The most valuable thing I did was giving my own line of argument in explaining my interpretation of Law. Everyone finds at least one aspect of Law interesting (it's that diverse) so I talked about Economic regulation in Law, read a book as you stated, and related it back to my understanding of A level Economics.

    A proffessor at one of the Unis I applied to who I lated found out assessed my application specialised in the topic of which I wrote about. This was coincidental and highly amusing, because I'm sure it benefited my application.
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    (Original post by Lyserg)
    The personal statement. With a subject like Law there will usually be a higher ratio of applicants to places, so it's very important to distinguish yourself from other candidates. This is more the case if you're applying with mediocre grades and 'punching above your weight' so to speak.

    The most valuable thing I did was giving my own line of argument in explaining my interpretation of Law. Everyone finds at least one aspect of Law interesting (it's that diverse) so I talked about Economic regulation in Law, read a book as you stated, and related it back to my understanding of A level Economics.

    A proffessor at one of the Unis I applied to who I lated found out assessed my application specialised in the topic of which I wrote about. This was coincidental and highly amusing, because I'm sure it benefited my application.
    Wow that's so bless! Thanks for sharing that

    Also, what were your gcse/AS/A2 grades?

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    (Original post by angelcake123)
    Wow that's so bless! Thanks for sharing that

    Also, what were your gcse/AS/A2 grades?

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    I have very mediocre GCSEs - which I believe was the main reason for me not getting an offer from Oxford, the only one in which I was rejected from. So it goes to show you don't need great GCSEs to get into top schools, but it certainly helps.

    I got AAAA at AS, followed by A*AAB with a prediction of A*A*A*A
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    (Original post by Lyserg)
    I have very mediocre GCSEs - which I believe was the main reason for me not getting an offer from Oxford, the only one in which I was rejected from. So it goes to show you don't need great GCSEs to get into top schools, but it certainly helps.

    I got AAAA at AS, followed by A*AAB with a prediction of A*A*A*A
    Yeah exactly I think if you applied to Cambridge instead of Oxford you'd be more likely because I heard Cambridge aren't as fussed with gcses. But needn't to worry, you still got fabulous offers and well done on your grades

    How important is the lnat when applying to lnat universities, if you done the lnat?

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    (Original post by angelcake123)
    Yeah exactly I think if you applied to Cambridge instead of Oxford you'd be more likely because I heard Cambridge aren't as fussed with gcses. But needn't to worry, you still got fabulous offers and well done on your grades

    How important is the lnat when applying to lnat universities, if you done the lnat?

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    Thanks and yeah sound judgement. I was an idiot not to have applied to Cambridge. I was never an Oxbridge candidate initially, so you can imagine I made the choice to apply two weeks before the October deadline. I 100% admit though, that it will always be one of my biggest blunders not applying for Cam over Ox, who I believe tend to care less about the interview process and more on grades.

    The LNAT is important, but it's one aspect of your application. With an average of 21 or slightly above, you should be fine to apply to most Universities. I know Bristol have a weighted system, so you know where you stand with them. It's good to get over 25 and could be a deal breaker in getting an interview at say, Oxford, if maybe the rest of you app fell short
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    Hello, I was just wondering if these A-levels are good enough for Law at uni. I'm doing Gov & Politics, History and Philosophy & Ethics.
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    (Original post by sarskinz)
    Hello, I was just wondering if these A-levels are good enough for Law at uni. I'm doing Gov & Politics, History and Philosophy & Ethics.
    They're fine.
 
 
 
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