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    I am doing Maths, Chemistry, Physics and History so far, but looking to drop Physics. Would I need four A-Levels for top unis like Oxford, LSE, UCL, Bristol, Warwick, would it be a disadvantage if I had three?
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    Depends on what reason you're wanting to drop physics i guess. If you're doing fine with it, then the answer is that 4 A/A*'s look better than 3. If, however, it is a struggle for you and may impact on other subjects when you allocate study time, then just go for 3 subjects.

    More or less they'll give offers based on 3 subjects only so it doesn't matter, but a good AS in the one you dropped may sometimes (though less often) be required.
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    Depends on what reason you're wanting to drop physics i guess. If you're doing fine with it, then the answer is that 4 A/A*'s look better than 3. If, however, it is a struggle for you and may impact on other subjects when you allocate study time, then just go for 3 subjects.

    More or less they'll give offers based on 3 subjects only so it doesn't matter, but a good AS in the one you dropped may sometimes (though less often) be required.
    Yeh I am finding Physics quite tough at the moment. I am looking to maybe do a 1 year fast track course in economics, to make up for the fact that I am doing 3 A-Levels, but I am not sure this is a good idea, even though I have good grounding knowledge of Economics.
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    (Original post by potassium123)
    Yeh I am finding Physics quite tough at the moment. I am looking to maybe do a 1 year fast track course in economics, to make up for the fact that I am doing 3 A-Levels, but I am not sure this is a good idea, even though I have good grounding knowledge of Economics.
    I think the fact you are doing mathematics will be good enough to be honest, no need for economics really. I'd just focus on doing 3, as if you take up a fast track course and struggle to keep up with the time it'll ruin all of your grades. There again, it's up to you. You know your limits better than I do.
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    (Original post by jgoddard08)
    I think the fact you are doing mathematics will be good enough to be honest, no need for economics really. I'd just focus on doing 3, as if you take up a fast track course and struggle to keep up with the time it'll ruin all of your grades. There again, it's up to you. You know your limits better than I do.
    Yes that is very true, and I guess the A-Levels Maths, Chemistry and History are already quite difficult anyway. So even if I did want to do law at a top 5 uni then I would not necessarily be at a disadvantage by not taking 4 A-Levels, so basically:

    quality > quantity

    Thanks
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    i do law at ucl and i did three so youre fine for ucl
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    i do law at ucl and i did three so youre fine for ucl
    Wow fair play to you! Could I ask you a few questions if you don't mind?

    1) What A-Levels did you do/grades you got?
    2) What do you think helped enhance your application?
    3) What is it like studying Law at UCL and Law in general!

    Thanks and hope studies go well
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    (Original post by potassium123)
    Wow fair play to you! Could I ask you a few questions if you don't mind?

    1) What A-Levels did you do/grades you got?
    2) What do you think helped enhance your application?
    3) What is it like studying Law at UCL and Law in general!

    Thanks and hope studies go well

    1.) so i did German History and Economics ( i actually do both english law and german law here) and an Extended project dissertation about German political history, got respectively A*AA A. Apart from one guy i know who went to a bad school everyone here got the stated grade requirements, but even he got i think AAA.

    2.) Who knows really, i mean you have to do the LNAT and i got a solid score in that although not very high tbh. I think my personal statement was very good though and it showed me to be a very well rounded person who had an interest in studying law. i only had one weeks work experience in a law firm too so that wasnt much. i think history and my epq was very attraccitve to them, saying i loved finding evidence, analysing, making coherent judgements, just stuff like that.

    3.) Law is HARD. i knew it was difficult before i came, like people really told me how much reading was required but the workload is tremendous. honestly the content is tricky but not beyond grasp but its the workload thats hit me which is hard enough then you have socialising, laundry, making food etc so its a lot. the reading is ridiculous, its about 5 hours needed to prepare for each tutorial, and i have 3 per week though one is german, lectures are complicated and dry. idk i have to say it was very daunting at times at first but once you take an intrinsic interest in the stuff you study, then youre all set.

    let me know if you wanna know anything else, good luck applying !
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    (Original post by JNDSAN)
    1.) so i did German History and Economics ( i actually do both english law and german law here) and an Extended project dissertation about German political history, got respectively A*AA A. Apart from one guy i know who went to a bad school everyone here got the stated grade requirements, but even he got i think AAA.

    2.) Who knows really, i mean you have to do the LNAT and i got a solid score in that although not very high tbh. I think my personal statement was very good though and it showed me to be a very well rounded person who had an interest in studying law. i only had one weeks work experience in a law firm too so that wasnt much. i think history and my epq was very attraccitve to them, saying i loved finding evidence, analysing, making coherent judgements, just stuff like that.

    3.) Law is HARD. i knew it was difficult before i came, like people really told me how much reading was required but the workload is tremendous. honestly the content is tricky but not beyond grasp but its the workload thats hit me which is hard enough then you have socialising, laundry, making food etc so its a lot. the reading is ridiculous, its about 5 hours needed to prepare for each tutorial, and i have 3 per week though one is german, lectures are complicated and dry. idk i have to say it was very daunting at times at first but once you take an intrinsic interest in the stuff you study, then youre all set.

    let me know if you wanna know anything else, good luck applying !
    Thanks for the answer. I am doing Germany in History and I am really enjoying it. I am looking the EPQ as well, and I am actually thinking of doing it on German Law during Nazi Germany, as I find this topic particularly interesting, Other topics I am looking at are Roman Law (Crime and Punishment) or Laws and Human rights.

    I would really like to ask how important is the LNAT, and also what other unis did you apply for? I have a cousin who took Law at degree and said that Law degree does not stop after the Lectures and seminars, and that loads of work is done outside of even being taught law!

    Also, what do you think can make my personal statement stand out? I am taking History which as you said is quite attractive and an EPQ, but is work experience relevant, or any extra reading? Many thanks
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    (Original post by potassium123)
    Thanks for the answer. I am doing Germany in History and I am really enjoying it. I am looking the EPQ as well, and I am actually thinking of doing it on German Law during Nazi Germany, as I find this topic particularly interesting, Other topics I am looking at are Roman Law (Crime and Punishment) or Laws and Human rights.

    I would really like to ask how important is the LNAT, and also what other unis did you apply for? I have a cousin who took Law at degree and said that Law degree does not stop after the Lectures and seminars, and that loads of work is done outside of even being taught law!

    Also, what do you think can make my personal statement stand out? I am taking History which as you said is quite attractive and an EPQ, but is work experience relevant, or any extra reading? Many thanks
    Your EPQ ideas sound interesting, I'd be interested to know what you end up doing. I really used the EPQ as a way of noting how I was able to independently study, research, develop ideas etc make my own arguments stuff like that, id really emphasize that if i were you its a real unique selling point. for extra reading in your PS don't go overboard, idk say you read the Rule of Law by Catherine bernard and the rule of law by tom bingham , those are great for the PS, you truly dont need to say youve read a library.
    The LNAT is something which , as long as you dont get a seriously low score in you shouldnt have any problem, i know someone who got 20/42 , i know that sounds low but the average is maybe 25 - its hard! i think i read when i was aplying someone with 18 got in, it depends on other factors. so i applied for bristol, ucl, kcl, lse and cardiff as back up, got into all, but lse for straight law, bristol was my ideal course but went to ucl for prestige (dont make that mistake). law indeed does not end at lectures lol, i have 14 contact hours a week, (4 being german), so everyone else has 10, and believe me, you should be doing about 40 hours, which with uni distractions is hard.. honestly i dont think law is overly complicated, its all abou tthe workload and commitment. Work experience, i have no idea, i had a weeks work experience but in my PS i phrased it to be ambiguous , i think its important, at least say you have some planned for another point.

    Just be honest andn yourself in your PS, focus on your analysing and argument formation abilities, your love of extensive reading to delve deep into the multifaceted realm of the world that is law and how youre fascinated by how it affects our lives and you therefore want to understand it better.stuf like that, i dont remember but you have like 4000 characters i think? you cant write an epic, just make sure it highlights your strengths, mentions no weaknesses and shows WHY YOU WANT TO STUDY LAW and WHY YOU THINK YOUD BE GOOD AT IT. the last part is key, youd be amazed how many people miss the point of a personal statement lol, ask any more questions if you need or pm me, all the best
 
 
 
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