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    Hi, I've applied to two sixth forms and wanted advice on which one to go to:
    First school:
    Options: History, English Lit, Law & Government and Politics
    Second school: History, English Lit, Psychology, Economics
    This school is a really good, professional one, whilst the first one is like a normal school.
    Which one do i choose?! I want to do a degree to do with law or something like that, so which school should i pick? Thanks for any advice!!
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    (Original post by PATDLOL)
    Hi, I've applied to two sixth forms and wanted advice on which one to go to:
    First school:
    Options: History, English Lit, Law & Government and Politics
    Second school: History, English Lit, Psychology, Economics
    This school is a really good, professional one, whilst the first one is like a normal school.
    Which one do i choose?! I want to do a degree to do with law or something like that, so which school should i pick? Thanks for any advice!!
    2nd simply because when applying for Law at uni, universities prefer and highly recommend students to have ZERO prior knowledge of law because they despise how law is taught at A-level. So I'd stay well clear for that subject if you want to study law at uni.

    I'd go for the 2nd one again, because I wish I did Psychology at A-level! :P
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    (Original post by The Empire Odyssey)
    2nd simply because when applying for Law at uni, universities prefer and highly recommend students to have ZERO prior knowledge of law because they despise how law is taught at A-level. So I'd stay well clear for that subject if you want to study law at uni.

    I'd go for the 2nd one again, because I wish I did Psychology at A-level! :P
    Not true. Doing Law at A-level won't affect OP's chance of getting an offer from a top university for Law.
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    (Original post by Pokémontrainer)
    Not true. Doing Law at A-level won't affect OP's chance of getting an offer from a top university for Law.
    I never said OP would not get an offer.

    I merely said universities prefer students who apply to study Law to not have studied it at A-level.

    That was all.
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    (Original post by The Empire Odyssey)
    I never said OP would not get an offer.

    I merely said universities prefer students who apply to study Law to not have studied it at A-level.

    That was all.
    Not criticising your advice, fair enough law isn't as facilitating as can be, but suggesting to 'stay well clear for that subject' perhaps wasn't the best thing to say?
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    (Original post by Pokémontrainer)
    Not criticising your advice, fair enough law isn't as facilitating as can be, but suggesting to 'stay well clear for that subject' perhaps wasn't the best thing to say?
    At uni when studying Law, simply all lectures tell you if you studied it at A-level forget everything you have been taught because it is taught wrong (according to some universities). So I believe the most logical reason to think they say this is because they want students to have a fresh understanding of the discipline instead of being confused.

    Unis won't discriminate (so they say). "But yeah, in my opinion, looking for an alternative subject might be something to consider" is how I should have said it.
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    (Original post by The Empire Odyssey)
    At uni when studying Law, simply all lectures tell you if you studied it at A-level forget everything you have been taught because it is taught wrong (according to some universities). So I believe the most logical reason to think they say this is because they want students to have a fresh understanding of the discipline instead of being confused.

    Unis won't discriminate (so they say). "But yeah, in my opinion, looking for an alternative subject might be something to consider" is how I should have said it.
    True, I agree with you. But if someone wants to do law A-level they should! I am doing law in spite of knowing that - for lack of a better option tbh.
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    (Original post by Pokémontrainer)
    True, I agree with you. But if someone wants to do law A-level they should! I am doing law in spite of knowing that - for lack of a better option tbh.
    Yes but if they want do a law degree it's better to replace the AS Law with something like biology
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    (Original post by Yua)
    Yes but if they want do a law degree it's better to replace the AS Law with something like biology
    Hmm. I had offers from a few good universities for law and I did law A-level; there's really no merit in OP forcing themselves to do a subject that they won't particularly like to do.
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    (Original post by PATDLOL)
    Hi, I've applied to two sixth forms and wanted advice on which one to go to:
    First school:
    Options: History, English Lit, Law & Government and Politics
    Second school: History, English Lit, Psychology, Economics
    This school is a really good, professional one, whilst the first one is like a normal school.
    Which one do i choose?! I want to do a degree to do with law or something like that, so which school should i pick? Thanks for any advice!!
    All advice I've ever heard says avoid a level law when applying for law. A lot of top universities mention that they don't like it.
    When you say the second school is a professional one and the first is 'normal' what do you mean? Is it that one is stricter or better?
    So much goes into the decision. Look at quality of exam results, distance, leavers destinations and things like that.


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    (Original post by The Empire Odyssey)
    2nd simply because when applying for Law at uni, universities prefer and highly recommend students to have ZERO prior knowledge of law because they despise how law is taught at A-level. So I'd stay well clear for that subject if you want to study law at uni.

    I'd go for the 2nd one again, because I wish I did Psychology at A-level! :P
    (Original post by Pokémontrainer)
    Not true. Doing Law at A-level won't affect OP's chance of getting an offer from a top university for Law.
    (Original post by Yua)
    Yes but if they want do a law degree it's better to replace the AS Law with something like biology
    (Original post by mliela)
    All advice I've ever heard says avoid a level law when applying for law. A lot of top universities mention that they don't like it.
    When you say the second school is a professional one and the first is 'normal' what do you mean? Is it that one is stricter or better?
    So much goes into the decision. Look at quality of exam results, distance, leavers destinations and things like that.


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    Thank you all for your replies, it's helped me have a clearer understanding of what to choose
 
 
 
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