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    Im in my AS year and I'm trying to decide what i want to do at uni.
    My A levels are Eng lit, psychology, economics and art and I'm predicted AAAB.

    I was thinking about doing a law degree (at uni of Nottingham prefferably) as i am really interested in that sort of stuff but I'm not sure whether my A level's are suitable.
    I feel like others would have more of a chance of getting in as a lot of students applying would probably be taking really good A Levels (E.g eng lit, history, maths and french)
    Would I be able to get a place in a good uni with these A levels and the tough competition??X

    (Also, in my iGCSE's i got AAAABBBBBB)
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    I'm no expert but a Law degree is competitive however the combination of your subjects are quite different and show your different skills and broadening your horizons. Since a Law degree does not require any specific subject, go for your chosen subjects as you want to be aiming for the top grades for Law ideally. At the end of the day, Universities are looking for the all rounded person who has completed extra curricular activities, worked hard and shown determination and effort.
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    (Original post by Rhythmical)
    I'm no expert but a Law degree is competitive however the combination of your subjects are quite different and show your different skills and broadening your horizons. Since a Law degree does not require any specific subject, go for your chosen subjects as you want to be aiming for the top grades for Law ideally. At the end of the day, Universities are looking for the all rounded person who has completed extra curricular activities, worked hard and shown determination and effort.
    Thank you! Im just worried about going for it because psychology and art are considered as being 'soft' subjects to some universities as i have been told. Is uni of Nottingham a bit of a far stretch?
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    (Original post by ang.iet)
    Thank you! Im just worried about going for it because psychology and art are considered as being 'soft' subjects to some universities as i have been told. Is uni of Nottingham a bit of a far stretch?
    Psychology is definitely not soft, it is a science subject, albeit on the softer side but requires academia and the ability to be able to learn intensive things. I think it is important to choose one subject that shows a different nature, in this case it is art for you because you are broadening your horizons. It shows that you do have a plan B and that you want to acquire skills in different subject options. The University of Nottingham shouldn't be a far stretch, as long as you constantly show good grades for the next two years, it should be fine. What other universities have you got in mind?
 
 
 
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