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So I'm choosing my A Levels, and im not sure what ones would be best to pick for a Law Degree. I know there are no compulsory subjects, but history/an essay based subject is preferred. I think my choices will be:

History, Economics, Latin, Math

Are they good options, or should i reconsider?
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(Original post by Emmaxx19)
So I'm choosing my A Levels, and im not sure what ones would be best to pick for a Law Degree. I know there are no compulsory subjects, but history/an essay based subject is preferred. I think my choices will be:

History, Economics, Latin, Math

Are they good options, or should i reconsider?
Politics may be a good option, but History is a good choice and Maths is always handy to have.
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Politics may be a good option, but History is a good choice and Maths is always handy to have.
Politics is usually viewed as a 'less traditional' subject.
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(Original post by Emmaxx19)
So I'm choosing my A Levels, and im not sure what ones would be best to pick for a Law Degree. I know there are no compulsory subjects, but history/an essay based subject is preferred. I think my choices will be:

History, Economics, Latin, Math

Are they good options, or should i reconsider?
Your A-levels are perfect and will open the doors to Law, PPE, History and more.

(Original post by PetrosAC)
Politics may be a good option, but History is a good choice and Maths is always handy to have.
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Politics is usually viewed as a 'less traditional' subject.
It depends from one university to another. I know Politics isn't 100% decided on like Business Studies. I know some top 10 universities value a politics A level. Ultimately down to the person, just make sure you have a minimum of 2 facilitating traditional subjects which the OP has (Mathematics & History). Economics and Latin are also very well respected subjects.
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Politics is usually viewed as a 'less traditional' subject.
True. I certainly wouldn't swap History for Politics for a Law Degree, but History, Politics and Maths/Economics/Latin would look very good on an application with the Grades.
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Go for the subjects that will get you the best grades. Law doesn't have set subject requirements (although general studies may be excluded), but it's all about getting top grades, so choose the subjects you enjoy the most as those will be the ones you excel at. Speaking from experience here, as a law graduate myself.
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True. I certainly wouldn't swap History for Politics for a Law Degree, but History, Politics and Maths/Economics/Latin would look very good on an application with the Grades. History is an absolute must though, pretty much.
No it isn't
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No it isn't
Pretty much. You can obviously do a Law Degree without it, but it's obviously something they keenly look out for
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OP those are a strong set of A levels!
Take subjects you think you'll enjoy and do well in,as achieving the top grades is more important than the subject choice(as long as you take at least 2 facilitating subjects).

I'm currently in Year 12 and hope to apply for Law later this year. I'm taking Latin,English Literature,Biology and Psychology
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(Original post by PetrosAC)
True. I certainly wouldn't swap History for Politics for a Law Degree, but History, Politics and Maths/Economics/Latin would look very good on an application with the Grades. History is an absolute must though, pretty much.
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No it isn't
Any traditional essay subject such as English Lit, History or Economics will suffice. And even then, only a few universities will specify. Some Cambridge colleges will want: Level/IB Higher Level in at least one essay-based subject, a fourth subject.

Most universities (and that includes top 10), don't care. You can have 4 science A levels and you'll still be competitive.
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Pretty much. You can obviously do a Law Degree without it, but it's obviously something they keenly look out for
Not really. University courses usually state a preferred subject if it was one that they keenly look out for. Most universities don't even say that History is preferred for Law.
It'd be a good subject to take anyway as it is essay based and can provide you with good skills for the degree, but it's not that important
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Pretty much. You can obviously do a Law Degree without it, but it's obviously something they keenly look out for
I have a law degree and I didn't do A-level history, go figure. I did do A-level maths though and wish I hadn't (parental pressure at the time). I wish someone had advised me to study the subjects I enjoyed the most for law. Specific subjects only matter for certain degrees like medicine for example. For law, you just need to make sure you get good grades.
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History is an absolute must though, pretty much.
It's not. I've known people get into good universities (Cambridge, Bristol, Durham, Nottingham) without either History or English.

The OP's A level choices seem excellent.
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