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I am considering taking English literature, History and Religious Studies for A level. Would these be ok or should I consider taking other subjects instead?
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I am considering taking English literature, History and Religious Studies for A level. Would these be ok or should I consider taking other subjects instead?
I currently take History, Psychology, Sociology and Law and have just been offered a place at Oxford, LSE, UCL, King’s and Southampton. I think those are perfectly suitable A-levels. Maybe consider taking on a 4th for year 12 and potentially continuing it into year 13.
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I am considering taking English literature, History and Religious Studies for A level. Would these be ok or should I consider taking other subjects instead?
swap out religious studies for philosophy i'd say.
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I currently take History, Psychology, Sociology and Law and have just been offered a place at Oxford, LSE, UCL, King’s and Southampton. I think those are perfectly suitable A-levels. Maybe consider taking on a 4th for year 12 and potentially continuing it into year 13.
Our school does not allow us to take a 4th a level unfortunately.
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Our school does not allow us to take a 4th a level unfortunately.
Then in that case I would say you’re absolutely fine!
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Tbh you can do any A Levels for Law, but take the ones you mentioned as they’re ‘facilitating’.
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I am considering taking English literature, History and Religious Studies for A level. Would these be ok or should I consider taking other subjects instead?
Yeah they're great. I think I wanna do law aswell but I took law at a-level just because I was interested in it, however you don't need law a-level for law at uni, they recommend english lit and history for law at uni(I took english lit but gcse history killed me so I didnt take it for a-level).
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English literature, history and law
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English literature, history and law
I considered doing law as an a level but I've heard that some univerisities disapprove of it. Is this true?
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I heard that too, but whenever I went for interviews they always liked that I had studied law
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I considered doing law as an a level but I've heard that some univerisities disapprove of it. Is this true?
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I considered doing law as an a level but I've heard that some univerisities disapprove of it. Is this true?
I heard that too, but whenever I went for interviews they always liked that I had studied law
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Most 'top' Unis dont specify subjects for Law - just high grades. So you could be doing 3 sciences and that would be okay.
However, doing an 'essay' subject like History, Sociology etc will give you good writing/analysis skills and relevant background knowledge - but ultimately you should choose subjects where you feel most confident of A/A* grades.
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Any A-levels are fine, some universities may prefer you to have more solid ones as compared to softer a-levels. The ones you have are fine, maybe swap out RE for Law.

As to the concern of universities not preferring law, I personally found it was really helpful. The stuff you learn through A-levels can be used to give you a great foundation in some modules (criminal, tort, contract). Some lecturers dislike it as students think that their a-level knowledge is enough to get them a good mark in said modules; it isnt. If you merely use a-level law as a foundation and build upon it during lectures and seminars and further reading you will definitely see yourself getting good marks and being ahead of your peers.
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