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    Currently i am in my first year of a-levels and am studying: Economics, Maths , History and Government & Politics. I hope to be studying Law at a good univeristy. So far i know that i will not be dropping Economics or Maths. History and Gov & Politics i am struggiling with. Of the two i probably prefer Gov & Politics. I know that History is the better option for law but i would like to know how much not doing it next year will hinder my chances of a good uni or if it will be okay so long as i get good grades.

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    Currently i am in my first year of a-levels and am studying: Economics, Maths , History and Government & Politics. I hope to be studying Law at a good univeristy. So far i know that i will not be dropping Economics or Maths. History and Gov & Politics i am struggiling with. Of the two i probably prefer Gov & Politics. I know that History is the better option for law but i would like to know how much not doing it next year will hinder my chances of a good uni or if it will be okay so long as i get good grades.

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    Hey there!

    Seeing that you know you want to drop either Economics or Mathematics, I would suggest to drop Mathematics. This is because this subject is the least involved with a Law degree in comparison to Economics, History or Government and Politics.

    However, if you feel like you are struggling with History and would like to drop that I don't think it would have a significant chance in getting into a 'good' university to study Law. Most universities don't ask for a particular subject as an entry requirement to study Law. Even a top university for Law like Durham only ask for grades as an entry requirement. Despite these entry requirement, as a personal benefit, it would be best if you drop Mathematics as History does has quite a important link to Law and will benefit you whilst studying it.

    Here's a few of my revision tips I use whilst studying for History:
    • Summarise the content of each module on one sheet of paper and memorise this
    • Condense events into 3 bullet points [Linking with the point above]
    • Make a list of significant events and their dates and highlight each one you manage to remember
    • Do every single past paper question
    • Plan your essays with bullet points within a minute (number them according to the significance)
    • Time yourself when doing essays
    • Practice writing really fast
    I'm assuming you do AQA History in which you have source questions. For source questions first thing to do is read the questions before the sources, so you know what key bits of information you are looking for. I would recommend to take two highlighters in the exams. One colour for similarities and one for differences, this will make it easier for you to answer the first question on sources which is always about similarities and differences. With a pen underline the key points for the 24 marker.


    Hope this helps!
 
 
 
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