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    i want to become a lawyer and study at a top university, however i am currently unsure on what top universities prefer on a level subjects.
    I am thinking of taking: history, sociology, law. However i haven't studied these subjects at gcse, do you think these are the right option?

    law has no subject requirements
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    They care more about the grades you get than the subjects you take for law. If you take those subjects, work for A*s and As.

    hey ... i wanna do law too... these r my subject choices.....
    pls dont do history if u havent done it at gcse....unless you really wanna

    I'm going to be doing law at university next year, if all goes well with my current exams hopefully UCL!
    I currently take: History, Geography and Sociology
    Essay writing subjects are good to have because you can say in your personal statement how it helps you to develop argumentative skills... however, it doesn't really matter what A-Levels you do as long as you get good grades in them - even bog standard uni's are looking for A's (or like what 8's or something? I don't know the new system)
    So, do what you want to do, and do stuff that's easy
    I would've given a right arm to change my choices and do RE and Politics

    (Original post by sidrach)
    pls dont do history if u havent done it at gcse....unless you really wanna
    You can do history at A-level if you haven't done it at GCSE. You do different topics anyway so I don't see how it would really affect you. It's basically like learning something new from scratch. Even my essay type questions were in no way similar from GCSE to A-Level

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