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    GCSES
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    History
    Drama
    Physcology
    Geography or French or sociology HELP ME CHOOSE PLEASE
    + the core subjects, English , maths, science, R.S
    If I choose these GCSE subjects will I be able to go to a GOOD university to study law and become a lawyer??? Thank you URGENT.
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    Of course. You don't need specific GCSEs or A levels to do law. History sounds good as you can do it for A level if you like it and do it now. Go for them.
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    probably pick the language
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    (Original post by Lewis_GCSE)
    GCSES
    I am picking
    History
    Drama
    Physcology
    Geography or French or sociology HELP ME CHOOSE PLEASE
    + the core subjects, English , maths, science, R.S
    If I choose these GCSE subjects will I be able to go to a GOOD university to study law and become a lawyer??? Thank you URGENT.
    I wouldn't choose Sociology as well as Drama and Psychology, none of those 3 are particularly strong subjects. A language is always a good choice and having History and French would balance out Drama and Psychology a bit.
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    Honestly, just choose what you like at GCSE. Worry about your future later.
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    (Original post by infairverona)
    I wouldn't choose Sociology as well as Drama and Psychology, none of those 3 are particularly strong subjects. A language is always a good choice and having History and French would balance out Drama and Psychology a bit.
    What's better like for unis physcology or sociology???
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    (Original post by Lewis_GCSE)
    What's better like for unis physcology or sociology???
    Neither of them are particularly academic subjects. I would say psychology is a marginally better choice, but that's just my view of course. When I applied for Law I was advised not to take lots of 'soft' subjects like psychology, sociology, dance, drama, media studies, business studies etc because Law is a very academic degree and the top unis will need evidence that you can perform well in academic subjects.

    However - this is more important at A level than GCSEs. I don't think unis would care all that much about your GCSE choices. But if your school has the same rule as mine, you aren't leaving yourself very much choice for A levels (if you take out drama, psych, sociology, you're kinda just left with core subjects and history) No matter what you're going to do a language is always impressive
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    (Original post by infairverona)
    Neither of them are particularly academic subjects. I would say psychology is a marginally better choice, but that's just my view of course. When I applied for Law I was advised not to take lots of 'soft' subjects like psychology, sociology, dance, drama, media studies, business studies etc because Law is a very academic degree and the top unis will need evidence that you can perform well in academic subjects.

    However - this is more important at A level than GCSEs. I don't think unis would care all that much about your GCSE choices. But if your school has the same rule as mine, you aren't leaving yourself very much choice for A levels (if you take out drama, psych, sociology, you're kinda just left with core subjects and history) No matter what you're going to do a language is always impressive
    You're a life saver ! What GCSEs did you pick ? And what do you suggest I pick I'm in the top set? Also how's your law career going
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    (Original post by Lewis_GCSE)
    You're a life saver ! What GCSEs did you pick ? And what do you suggest I pick I'm in the top set? Also how's your law career going
    I did Maths, English Lit, English Language, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, History, German, French, Food Technology, IT and RS.

    I think History, French, Psychology and Drama would be fine for GCSE. History is always good for Law because it's a huge essay subject and requires lots of attention to detail and analysis. Languages as I said always impressive and also can impact your written/spoken English if you learn a MFL. Psychology wasn't offered at GCSE at my school so I don't know much about the GCSE I'm afraid. Drama is good for advocacy skills, public speaking etc all potentially key in a legal career.

    I didn't want to qualify as a lawyer after I finished my law degree so I don't have a legal career, haha. I'm now doing a medical law postgraduate degree. I also work full time for an arm's length body of the Department of Health
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    (Original post by infairverona)
    I did Maths, English Lit, English Language, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, History, German, French, Food Technology, IT and RS.

    I think History, French, Psychology and Drama would be fine for GCSE. History is always good for Law because it's a huge essay subject and requires lots of attention to detail and analysis. Languages as I said always impressive and also can impact your written/spoken English if you learn a MFL. Psychology wasn't offered at GCSE at my school so I don't know much about the GCSE I'm afraid. Drama is good for advocacy skills, public speaking etc all potentially key in a legal career.

    I didn't want to qualify as a lawyer after I finished my law degree so I don't have a legal career, haha. I'm now doing a medical law postgraduate degree. I also work full time for an arm's length body of the Department of Health
    Thank you but I'm worried I'm really good at every subject apart from French .
    How hard was it for you?
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    (Original post by Lewis_GCSE)
    Thank you but I'm worried I'm really good at every subject apart from French .
    How hard was it for you?
    Well, if you're good at the others you could just put a bit more work in for French and the others will come more easily to you? I don't know, it's up to you of course.
    The degree? I didn't enjoy the first two years at all so I struggled a lot to motivate myself. My grades weren't good because I didn't like any of the modules so I did pretty poorly. In my final year when I got to choose my modules and also my dissertation I didn't find it difficult to get 2.1s and firsts. It varies though because some people, like my sister, can motivate themselves to do a lot of work even when they don't enjoy a subject and I can't. If I don't like it I don't bother so I got a lot of 2.2s at first. If you like Law it's not too difficult and is definitely very manageable
 
 
 
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