Chances of getting into a good Law school

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    I wanted some advice on my Law school prospects. I'm currently doing History, Government and Politics and Religious Studies at A2 and I'm expecting 2 A*'s and an A in those courses. I wanted to retake a paper for RS as I made a big mistake but I'm worried Uni's would reject me for it. I changed courses in my first year as result of a change in career aspirations so I'm currently doing a third year.

    My concern lies in my GCSE performance when I had a very different mindset; 3 B grades and 9 C's (A B grade in English Lit but a C in both Maths and English Language).

    Will the fact that I've clearly proven my academic ability at A level make up for that or will it prevent me from getting enrolled into a LLB course?

    I was thinking of taking a gap year where I would work and gain Law work experience too, how would this affect my chances?
    My 5 preferred Uni choices in order would be; Durham, Bristol, Nottingham, Warwick and Leeds. How do you think they would they view my profile?

    History is a degree I am strongly considering as it seems more realistic for my profile and I could transfer to Law at the end of my degree.

    I would appreciate your advice.
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    With those A levels, you'll be fine.
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    Research the GCSE entry requirements for the course at dofferent universities to see where you are at. The C in english language might limit your options. However, as long as you meet the requirements, with those A level grades you have a high chance of getting offers.
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    (Original post by git09)
    I wanted some advice on my Law school prospects. I'm currently doing History, Government and Politics and Religious Studies at A2 and I'm expecting 2 A*'s and an A in those courses. I wanted to retake a paper for RS as I made a big mistake but I'm worried Uni's would reject me for it. I changed courses in my first year as result of a change in career aspirations so I'm currently doing a third year.

    My concern lies in my GCSE performance when I had a very different mindset; 3 B grades and 9 C's (A B grade in English Lit but a C in both Maths and English Language).

    Will the fact that I've clearly proven my academic ability at A level make up for that or will it prevent me from getting enrolled into a LLB course?

    I was thinking of taking a gap year where I would work and gain Law work experience too, how would this affect my chances?
    My 5 preferred Uni choices in order would be; Durham, Bristol, Nottingham, Warwick and Leeds. How do you think they would they view my profile?

    History is a degree I am strongly considering as it seems more realistic for my profile and I could transfer to Law at the end of my degree.

    I would appreciate your advice.
    What are your AS grades?
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    retake gcse English language. got a c and im planning to retake aswell.
    nice to see someone that's not on all A* gcse grades like I a,
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    (Original post by jamestg)
    What are your AS grades?
    B in Religious Studies. I plan on retaking a paper as that mistake cost me an an A.
 
 
 
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