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    History is a highly recommended a level to be a lawyer however my school won’t let me take it as I didn’t do it for GCSE. Are the following a levels good choices for becoming a lawyer? Are there better alternatives you recommend?
    -Maths
    -English literature
    -Economics

    Thanks in advance 👍🏿
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    (Original post by Saftwo)
    History is a highly recommended a level to be a lawyer however my school won’t let me take it as I didn’t do it for GCSE. Are the following a levels good choices for becoming a lawyer? Are there better alternatives you recommend?
    -Maths
    -English literature
    -Economics

    Thanks in advance 👍🏿
    That’s strange we can do history a level without gcse. The course doesn’t require prior knowledge because they have completely different topics
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    I didn't do GCSE History and got a mark off an A* at A level, that's a very weird policy your school has.

    But that combination is very good - honestly perfect, if you had History too (but English lit makes up for it).
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    (Original post by Saftwo)
    History is a highly recommended a level to be a lawyer however my school won’t let me take it as I didn’t do it for GCSE. Are the following a levels good choices for becoming a lawyer? Are there better alternatives you recommend?
    -Maths
    -English literature
    -Economics

    Thanks in advance 👍🏿
    A law degree doesn’t require any specific subjects so your fine. History or English lit may strengthen your chances as its essay based.
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    Obviously most universities do not have a subject requirement for Law but some state that they would prefer one subject to be essay based, such as English Literature (popular for law), history (which you said you couldn't do), philosophy etc. Alternatively, you can do an EPQ on top. Other subjects don't really matter so much as long as you get the grades, but quantitative subjects may help with analysing data which you will do in law, as well as reading a ton of books (why English Literature will be helpful).

    Don't stress about it too much, my friend got into law last year doing Biology, Maths and Physics with an EPQ which are not traditional for Law applicants (because she didn't know she wanted to do it until year 13), but she still got 4 offers, and is now studying law at uni.

    I would recommend one essay subject, probably English, and then two other subjects you enjoy and excel at so you can get the top overall grades, because that's what they care about at the end of the day.

    If you're sure about Maths and economics, definitely go for it. Otherwise choose subjects where you know you can get the highest grade you can
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    As everyone has said, there are no specified subjects for Law although some universities specify a preference for an essay based subject (and Maths is also well liked). I've known people go to decent universities (Cambridge, Nottingham, Bristol..) with Maths, Sciences and modern languages and no 'classic' essay subjects like English Lit and History that TSrs are always claiming are required. Your choices seem excellent
 
 
 

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