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    Hey - opinions please

    I was looking into Harvard Law school - currently in year 12 - opinions on just studying three AS levels/A levels?

    (Remembering A levels are now linear, no point in my mind doing a fourth AS.)
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    (Original post by Drewwww)
    Hey - opinions please

    I was looking into Harvard Law school - currently in year 12 - opinions on just studying three AS levels/A levels?

    (Remembering A levels are now linear, no point in my mind doing a fourth AS.)
    You must be on drugs if you think you can get into harvard law with three a levels.
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    Its possible, try Sutton trust. I heard 3 a levels = 9 aps, you may have to do sats too idk
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    I always thought a lot of Oxbridge applicants have 4 or even more A Levels; I dread to think of the insane amount of work you'd have to do to get into arguably the best law school in the globe
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    (Original post by JooW)
    I always thought a lot of Oxbridge applicants have 4 or even more A Levels; I dread to think of the insane amount of work you'd have to do to get into arguably the best law school in the globe
    no, a levels are becoming linear now, no 4th as
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    A-levels are indeed linear, but that does not mean OP's sixth form or college will not make the OP take their AS exams anyway.

    I did AS-levels in 2015-2016 (a.k.a. the first year of linear A-levels) and my college made everyone take AS exams. The purpose of this was to see how everyone did in the real exams. Anyone who got less than D in a subject was forced to drop that subject at AS. So, if you get E in maths in the AS exams which do not even count towards your final grade anymore, you are not allowed to take maths to A2.

    I know someone who applied for law at Oxford with not four, not five, not six, but SEVEN A-LEVELS. I would say a minimum of four is necessary for Harvard.

    That being said, American universities put a lot more emphasis on extracurriculars than British ones, which is worth noting.
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    Law in America isn't transferable with British Law. Unless you intend to work and live in the US, you'd need to do Law in Britian or probably a conversion course before you move onto law school and then a job.
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    (Original post by Michiyo)
    A-levels are indeed linear, but that does not mean OP's sixth form or college will not make the OP take their AS exams anyway.

    I did AS-levels in 2015-2016 (a.k.a. the first year of linear A-levels) and my college made everyone take AS exams. The purpose of this was to see how everyone did in the real exams. Anyone who got less than D in a subject was forced to drop that subject at AS. So, if you get E in maths in the AS exams which do not even count towards your final grade anymore, you are not allowed to take maths to A2.

    I know someone who applied for law at Oxford with not four, not five, not six, but SEVEN A-LEVELS. I would say a minimum of four is necessary for Harvard.

    That being said, American universities put a lot more emphasis on extracurriculars than British ones, which is worth noting.
    Ok thanks for clarifying, i only did 3 as levels at my college last year as it was the most they offered. Ive only heard of students in china doing 5 or more a levels as their teaching system is more exam based to get highest possible grade unlike ours with more practical application
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    (Original post by jkoo18)
    Ok thanks for clarifying, i only did 3 as levels at my college last year as it was the most they offered. Ive only heard of students in china doing 5 or more a levels as their teaching system is more exam based to get highest possible grade unlike ours with more practical application
    The person I know who did seven A-levels is a UK student.

    Hmm, maybe self-study another AS or A-level and sign up for it as a private candidate?
 
 
 
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