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I want to go onto studying Law at university and am currently in my AS levels. I am doing Psychology, Sociology, Politics and B-Tec business LVL 3 double award. can I go onto doing a Law degree with my chosen A levels
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Depends on the university but if you aren't interested in oxbridge then sure, as long as you get good grades.
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I want to go onto studying Law at university and am currently in my AS levels. I am doing Psychology, Sociology, Politics and B-Tec business LVL 3 double award. can I go onto doing a Law degree with my chosen A levels
Unfortunately all of your chosen subjects are regarded as non-traditional subjects and because law is such a competitive course I would not aim for top 10-15. But surely you can get into uni given that your grades will meet the requirements. Just try your best
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Depends on the university but if you aren't interested in oxbridge then sure, as long as you get good grades.
That is a bit misleading, because unis like UCL, KCL, LSE, Nottingham, Sheffield and many more top ones operate a list of preferred subjects none of which OP does. However, it is still possible to get into a "good" uni.
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Unfortunately all of your chosen subjects are regarded as non-traditional subjects and because law is such a competitive course I would not aim for top 10-15. But surely you can get into uni given that your grades will meet the requirements. Just try your best
can you please explain what is meant by ''non traditional subjects'' and thanks for the reply.
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That is a bit misleading, because unis like UCL, KCL, LSE, Nottingham, Sheffield and many more top ones operate a list of preferred subjects none of which OP does. However, it is still possible to get into a "good" uni.
That's why I said it depends on the university.
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can you please explain what is meant by ''non traditional subjects'' and thanks for the reply.
It very depends on individual unis, for example: majority (NOT ALL) universities in the Russell Group operate a list of preferred subjects ie. traditional ones, eg. mathematics, economics, physics, english, history etc. You can check those on the uni's website. However, some universities don't- Liverpool and Manchester just to name few. Some universities classify subjects into 3 categories http://www.law.leeds.ac.uk/undergrad...ns-information Leeds considers your subjects good, however LSE and other top London unis don't. So really, as long as you don't aim for top 10, you will be fine.
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It very depends on individual unis, for example: majority (NOT ALL) universities in the Russell Group operate a list of preferred subjects ie. traditional ones, eg. mathematics, economics, physics, english, history etc. You can check those on the uni's website. However, some universities don't- Liverpool and Manchester just to name few. Some universities classify subjects into 3 categories http://www.law.leeds.ac.uk/undergrad...ns-information Leeds considers your subjects good, however LSE and other top London unis don't. So really, as long as you don't aim for top 10, you will be fine.
so I should be able to get into a good Uni as long as i get good grades and apply for leeds?
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so I should be able to get into a good Uni as long as i get good grades and apply for leeds?
Yea, many decent universities consider your subjects good or don't care at all, not just leeds. But, maybe you shouldn't aim for Durham and top London ones as they tend to be very picky. Get good grades, aim high (but not too high) and good luck!
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thanks for the advice. I wish i went with my gut when choosing my A levels instead of my sisters. Politics and Business was my idea but psychology and sociology was hers. I was originally gonna do Maths, economics, politics and business
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Unfortunately all of your chosen subjects are regarded as non-traditional subjects and because law is such a competitive course I would not aim for top 10-15. But surely you can get into uni given that your grades will meet the requirements. Just try your best
this isn't true at all. As long as you get AAA-AAB you can get into any RG uni with those subjects, alongside a good personal statement. The only one that would likely discourage your subjects is LSE, but to say you shouldn't aim for top 15 is completely ridiculous, please ignore that! Good luck on your application!
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this isn't true at all. As long as you get AAA-AAB you can get into any RG uni with those subjects, alongside a good personal statement. The only one that would likely discourage your subjects is LSE, but to say you shouldn't aim for top 15 is completely ridiculous, please ignore that! Good luck on your application!
Top 10-15 universities for law include Nottingham, Durham, LSE, KCL etc. and such universities heavily scrutinise the choice of a-levels.
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Top 10-15 universities for law include Nottingham, Durham, LSE, KCL etc. and such universities heavily scrutinise the choice of a-levels.
Neither KCL, Durham, nor Nottingham make any reference to preferred subjects on their LLB Law page. Unless you're seeing something I'm not (which is possible - sometimes these things are well-hidden), these unis do not heavily scrutinise A Level choice.

OP, to my knowledge the only unis that make reference to A Level choices are LSE, UCL, Sheffield, and Oxbridge. For Law specifically there may be more (Leeds being one of them), but Psychology, Sociology and Politics are not "blacklisted" or "soft" subjects by any stretch of the imagination. You'll be fine at most of the Russell Group with an otherwise strong application.

Generally speaking, unis are a lot more transparent than they used to be; when they say they have no preference, they mean it. So long as the rest of your application is competitive, you'll be fine. Your grades, LNAT score, and Personal Statement matter considerably more than subject choice. Just be advised that it will be a chink in your application at top unis (NB, this does not mean you will be rejected.)
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Top 10-15 universities for law include Nottingham, Durham, LSE, KCL etc. and such universities heavily scrutinise the choice of a-levels.
This isn't true... sure Oxbridge may be picky, but as long as you have exceeded in these subjects it makes little difference and wouldn't stop you from reading Law. To tell someone not to apply to top 15 universities because you are misinformed is not fair. Psychology and Politics are by no way 'soft', however sociology may be seen as that. However, this would not prevent you from doing Law at university at all, as I am currently studying at university, as have many of my friends - who are all at 'top 10's and have all done a 'soft' subject.
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Oh really? Well thank you for that. But will the B tec in business stop me from persuing a career in law?
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Oh really? Well thank you for that. But will the B tec in business stop me from persuing a career in law?
No one will care as long as you got 3 full A-levels. Usually at least AAB, because that is what most solicitor firms ask for. Who would you like to qualify as?
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No one will care as long as you got 3 full A-levels. Usually at least AAB, because that is what most solicitor firms ask for. Who would you like to qualify as?
I would like to qualify as a barrister
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I would like to qualify as a barrister
That may be tough without an Oxbridge degree, but possible, so don't give up on your dreams and work hard to achieve your best.
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