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    So, I have 5 GCSE's, but I have 4c's and 1b. I was a little disappointed with getting c's. I got D's in Maths GCSE and Science GCSE. I revised for all my subjects too.Even though, I got a C in English language, I have to retake the subject to obtain a higher grade for English literature A level. So I have decided to resit certain GCSE subjects in college. I am resitting English language GCSE, Maths GCSE, Science GCSE & Psychology GCSE.So, I would be able to get 8 GCSE's.I am hoping to get higher grades such as A's and B's in the rest of GCSE's. 5 GCSE's is enough for A levels, but I didn't meet certain entry requirements. I needed a C in Maths GCSE for Psychology A level. Also, I needed a B in English language for A level literature. If I pass the extra GCSE's, I can get 8 GCSEs. However, I am trying to apply for work experience placements and I have emailed a lot of law firms. But, most have told me that there are other people for the work experience placements. Also, others haven't replied to my emails.So my question is do GCSE matters for becoming a solicitor or barrister? I know that I would be competing with others for going into Law.
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    Hi there,

    I'd recommend having a look on UCAS and doing your own research into the entry requirements of different law degrees. From having a little skim read, it looks as if a lot of law schools aren't that fussed about GCSEs providing you can pass English language and maths, but I'd stress that I know very little about law and that I'd advise looking it up yourself (the Law Forum will probably be useful). As with many courses, though, it's a case that A levels are much more important, so be sure to get GCSE grades that will allow you to get onto the correct A level courses at college

    In terms of work experience, I'm not sure what you mean by 'no other people', but persistence is key with this sort of thing. If email isn't getting you a response, write letters in or phone up places to ask if they take people. Often work places get very busy, so responding to work experience requests just isn't a priority. Show them that you're dedicated and that you're keen. I'd advise being flexible with the dates that you ask for, and be sure to have a good cover letter explaining why you want to go.

    Hope this helps, best of luck!
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    So my question is do GCSE matters for becoming a solicitor or barrister? I know that I would be competing with others for going into Law.
    GCSEs probably don't matter that much when getting into Law, but what matters is why your grades were so weak and whether you now have the commitment/intelligence to get decent A levels and a decent degree - the current evidence suggests not but only you can prove that wrong.
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    Hi there,

    I'd recommend having a look on UCAS and doing your own research into the entry requirements of different law degrees. From having a little skim read, it looks as if a lot of law schools aren't that fussed about GCSEs providing you can pass English language and maths, but I'd stress that I know very little about law and that I'd advise looking it up yourself (the Law Forum will probably be useful). As with many courses, though, it's a case that A levels are much more important, so be sure to get GCSE grades that will allow you to get onto the correct A level courses at college

    In terms of work experience, I'm not sure what you mean by 'no other people', but persistence is key with this sort of thing. If email isn't getting you a response, write letters in or phone up places to ask if they take people. Often work places get very busy, so responding to work experience requests just isn't a priority. Show them that you're dedicated and that you're keen. I'd advise being flexible with the dates that you ask for, and be sure to have a good cover letter explaining why you want to go.

    Hope this helps, best of luck!
    Hi,

    Thank you or your good advice. I have done loads of research for University and I have a plan for the future. I know the A levels that I need to do.
 
 
 
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