I'm going to be applying for a three years Honours Degree(LLB Law) to 5 Russell Group Universities. 3 of these Universities require AAA, 1 requires AAB and another requires ABB.
I achieved lower than expected AS grades, A in AS Law, A in AS Sociology, a B in History, which was close to an A, and a C in Economics.
I am continuing with Law, History and Sociology and hope to have three A grades as my targets. I am also conducting an EPQ that I hope to achieve an A grade in.
I was just wondering, if my targets are AAA then how difficult it would be to apply to these Universities as I understand LLB Law is very competitive and how difficult would it be to be offered a place at these institutions?
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- Thread Starter
- 11-09-2015 22:01
- 16-09-2015 16:47
I would say it depends on the universities not necessarily the grades they are asking for.
I'm a first year Law student starting at Newcastle in a few weeks. I achieved ABCE at AS - a complete flop, compared to my GCSES where I achieved 11 A*s-As and a B.
However, some might have called me stupid to but, I applied to three russell groups (Newcastle, Cardiff, Liverpool) as well as Canterbury Christ Church and Reading.
Let's just say that I worked my butt off, retaking the whole of Geography and a module from Italian AS as well as taking up the EPQ. I firmed my highest offer which was AAA and I knew it was a huge gamble and would depend entirely on my retakes, but it paid off.
I ended up turning my ABCE into AAB(a)- in English Lit, Geography, Italian and EPQ and I still got in to Newcastle despite missing the required 3As.
Long story short- a good personal statement and a decent work experience will go a long way into getting offers, but what counts is the effort you put in afterwards.
- 16-09-2015 16:53
It is not as hard to get into an RG uni for law as people expect. It's really only the A*AA courses which are hard to gain entry onto; the rest are much easier.