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    Ive just started college and my options are History, English Literature, RS, Sociology. I've started reading law-orientated books such as 'Eve was Framed' and 'What about Law' however work experience seems difficult to find. Im achieving As with an essay average of 93% across all subjects and yesterday I attended a Cambridge Law Masterclass for y12 students which made me want to do Law at Cambridge even more !!! :-( Im just worried that I won't get in because now my heart is so set on Cambridge.
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    (Original post by nrh)
    Ive just started college and my options are History, English Literature, RS, Sociology. I've started reading law-orientated books such as 'Eve was Framed' and 'What about Law' however work experience seems difficult to find. Im achieving As with an essay average of 93% across all subjects and yesterday I attended a Cambridge Law Masterclass for y12 students which made me want to do Law at Cambridge even more !!! :-( Im just worried that I won't get in because now my heart is so set on Cambridge.
    You won’t need work experience for an application.
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    I mean you havent given Predicted grades, gcse grades and its hard to say that your will be getting 93 percent in the final exams as obvoiusy essays in lesson are easier and many times lenient marked - i could be wrong. Either way, you may as well apply, no harm in using one of your applications in a place that might be a long shot but you really want to go.

    I wouldnt be too set on it though as no matter how good you are, they could reject you even if you have 3A*s predicted, there are plently other great options out there.

    I used one of my options on Oxford and have not heard back from them yet, so still hoping for that
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    What are your GCSE's? They arguably now are more important to Cambridge than they were.
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    (Original post by GovernmentEarner)
    What are your GCSE's? They arguably now are more important to Cambridge than they were.
    Sorry forgot to say, I got
    English lit - 9
    English lang - 9
    Maths - 9
    Further maths - A
    Biology - A
    Chemistry - A*
    Physics - A
    History - A*
    German - A
    RE - A*
    Computer science - A*

    And I'm predicted 4 A* at A level.
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    (Original post by nrh)
    Sorry forgot to say, I got
    English lit - 9
    English lang - 9
    Maths - 9
    Further maths - A
    Biology - A
    Chemistry - A*
    Physics - A
    History - A*
    German - A
    RE - A*
    Computer science - A*

    And I'm predicted 4 A* at A level.
    So If by 'realistic' you mean 'typical'
    Cambridge Law:
    -6 A* GCSE
    -AAAB/AAAA AS
    -2-3 A* A Level

    Although, you can get in better and worse grades. So I won't put realistic as that's for Cambridge to judge.

    So far you look like a typical candidate, but obviously you know this, so I don't really get why you asked.
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    (Original post by GovernmentEarner)
    So If by 'realistic' you mean 'typical'
    Cambridge Law:
    -6 A* GCSE
    -AAAB/AAAA AS
    -2-3 A* A Level

    Although, you can get in better and worse grades. So I won't put realistic as that's for Cambridge to judge.

    So far you look like a typical candidate, but obviously you know this, so I don't really get why you asked.
    Well I asked because two of my Alevels could be considered 'soft' and I was unsure whether my lack of work experience/ super-curricular (other than reading) may disadvantage me.
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    (Original post by nrh)
    Well I asked because two of my Alevels could be considered 'soft' and I was unsure whether my lack of work experience/ super-curricular (other than reading) may disadvantage me.
    They aren't soft they are fine.

    As J-SP said, you don't need work experience.
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    (Original post by nrh)
    Well I asked because two of my Alevels could be considered 'soft' and I was unsure whether my lack of work experience/ super-curricular (other than reading) may disadvantage me.
    If you do 4 to A2, I'd say that cancels out them being soft. Work experience isn't that important, it's nice but not needed. I think you will do well, good luck
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    Thankyou all
 
 
 
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