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I'm in Year 11 and I'm going to do my A-Levels in English Language and History. However, I'm stuck between a choice of Law and Government & Politics for my third choice. I've never been particularly interested in Law, but I am interested in politics and I reckon I could do well in it, and it does seem to be a less "specialised" subject which I believe is better for university prospects.

For university I want to do something that will surely get me a decent job in some field - aka not "mickey-mouse". I do know that you don't really need any prior experience in Law to do it at uni, but the same could be said for a politics degree.

So in terms of A-Levels and university options which one should I pick? Which one would have more value to it? Should I do Politics because I'm interested in it or should I do Law since it seems to be a more common subject?
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(Original post by Bud-E)
I'm in Year 11 and I'm going to do my A-Levels in English Language and History. However, I'm stuck between a choice of Law and Government & Politics for my third choice. I've never been particularly interested in Law, but I am interested in politics and I reckon I could do well in it, and it does seem to be a less "specialised" subject which I believe is better for university prospects.

For university I want to do something that will surely get me a decent job in some field - aka not "mickey-mouse". I do know that you don't really need any prior experience in Law to do it at uni, but the same could be said for a politics degree.

So in terms of A-Levels and university options which one should I pick? Which one would have more value to it? Should I do Politics because I'm interested in it or should I do Law since it seems to be a more common subject?
I didn't do either subject at A Level, however generally I would advise against choosing a subject that you aren't interested in, unless you specifically need it for the uni course you want to do. Therefore, Government and Politics would probably be the better option seeing as you have an interest in it, so as long as your other subjects are suitable for the degree(s) you're considering, I would go for that. It is up to you though, which do you think you would do better in?
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Law isnt needed for Law at uni, and you arent interested in Law.

You should do GovPol and get work experience in a law firm so you know if Law at uni would ever interest you .

I currently do GovPol but im old spec while you will be new spec, but I can answer any Qs for you.
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GovPol is far more respected, not only that but some unis actually dislike you taking A-level law because it conflicts with what they teach if you apply for law. But GovPol still stands as the better choice by miles even if you're not applying for a law degree
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Gov and Politics is more respected. Even if you do Law as a degree, most unis would prefer gov and politics over law.

You should choose what you're interested in however. Which seems to be politics so go with that.
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