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    I'm currently a year 11 student and I am considering my a level options in the hopes that I can do well in them and study law at university.
    I am considering:

    History - very good department at school for it and find it fascinating and enjoy it. I'm inconsistent in it however at GCSE level.

    English Literature - find it to be boring at times but I am quite good at it but history is far more interesting

    Psychology - find it interesting but my school is bad for it and has never gotten an a* in it.

    Biology - I'm good at it but only enjoy the human anatomy side and not all the plant cells etc.

    Government and Politics - always been interested in politics however I don't know if I can stay interested through 2 years of it. Also my school just started teaching it a year ago but the very well experienced history department teaches it.

    Since Law has such high entry requirements, should I take easier options such as: psychology, government and politics and history (need a good essay subject of course)

    Or follow the other side of the spectrum and go for the more well taught but harder options of:
    History, English Literature and Biology?

    If taking the harder options reduces say an A* requirement to an A, is it worth it?
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    The requirements aren't going to change depending on the subject you do, not sure why you think that? As long as you've got one or two decent essay-based subjects like History and nothing too unspecific like 'General Studies' then you should be fine with nearly anything. More important you're doing something you enjoy and that you believe you'll do well in.
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    I'm also considering taking law. For A-levels, I'm planning on choosing English Literature, History, and Psychology.
    I think all of the A-level options you mentioned above are acceptable, but I think it'd be ideal to have at least one essay subject. I think you should do subjects that you enjoy (+ know that you'll do good in)
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    (Original post by PlayWithMarkers)
    The requirements aren't going to change depending on the subject you do, not sure why you think that? As long as you've got one or two decent essay-based subjects like History and nothing too unspecific like 'General Studies' then you should be fine with nearly anything. More important you're doing something you enjoy and that you believe you'll do well in.
    I guess I was misled by friends and family
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    (Original post by sadsadgirl)
    I'm also considering taking law. For A-levels, I'm planning on choosing English Literature, History, and Psychology.
    I think all of the A-level options you mentioned above are acceptable, but I think it'd be ideal to have at least one essay subject. I think you should do subjects that you enjoy (+ know that you'll do good in)
    originally I was also pretty set on doing English Lit, History and Psychology

    just the fact that English is boring at times and the terrible pyschology department got me reconsidering my options.
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