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How hard is it to get into a Russell Group University for Law? watch

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    Hi all,

    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?

    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.

    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.
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