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    Hi,
    I really want to get a job to do with law when I'm older - probably a barrister.
    I'm just about to choose my options for GCSEs and was wondering if there were any specific GCSEs you would recommend taking.
    I can only choose three, after the core subjects, and I would really like one to be German.

    Thanks
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    gcse subjects aren't really important, the key is what grades you get in your subjcects
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    Hey! I'm doing my GCSEs and also want to be a barrister. GCSEs aren't that important when deciding a future career but they do help in building up skills that you'll need. Obviously for law, you must be able to debate and analyse and therefore, History would be a good option. I also take Business and Economic because those also have skills about the world and economy which are interesting and somewhat useful.
    But really, choose subjects you think you'll enjoy and just make sure you get the best possible grades,
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    I second Mayhems advice. GCSE subjects aren't important just the grades you get in them. However, look at some university courses. To see what a levels you need to take. If you need to take history at a level but haven't done it at GCSE you won't be allowed to take it at a level.
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    (Original post by Jiminy Cricket)
    I second Mayhems advice. GCSE subjects aren't important just the grades you get in them. However, look at some university courses. To see what a levels you need to take. If you need to take history at a level but haven't done it at GCSE you won't be allowed to take it at a level.
    Depends on the sixth-form/college really.
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    History, Geography, German.

    Some people may disagree, but I would definitely say don't pick the 'softer' subjects such as childcare, food tech, media studies etc as you'd be best off picking GCSEs that you'd like to do at A-level.
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    (Original post by hxfsxh)
    Hey! I'm doing my GCSEs and also want to be a barrister. GCSEs aren't that important when deciding a future career but they do help in building up skills that you'll need. Obviously for law, you must be able to debate and analyse and therefore, History would be a good option. I also take Business and Economic because those also have skills about the world and economy which are interesting and somewhat useful.
    But really, choose subjects you think you'll enjoy and just make sure you get the best possible grades,
    Hi,
    Yeah I was thinking of history so at least now I know it will be a good choice.
    Thanks
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    (Original post by TelAviv)
    History, Geography, German.

    Some people may disagree, but I would definitely say don't pick the 'softer' subjects such as childcare, food tech, media studies etc as you'd be best off picking GCSEs that you'd like to do at A-level.
    Thanks
 
 
 
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