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    Hi!
    I'm in year 11 right now and I've chosen history, philosophy, English literature and law for a levels. I want to do law in uni. I've heard that doing law in sixthform is bad and universities don't like it. Also some people told me that the subjects I chose are too much because all of them are essay based and that I should pick something fun. So I was thinking of maybe dropping law and doing art instead. I really love art and I got a B for gcse last year. But art isn't relevant to what I want to do in the future also I'm scared to choose it for A levels because there might be a lot of work for it and it was time consuming in gcse so it must be way more time consuming in a levels. But I'm not sure. any advice? Should I drop law and do art? Is law a level helpful?
    Thanks a lot
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    Do law

    Art is slot of work
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    And surely law is kind of your fun subject, as it is something you are really interested in?
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    Art is a lot of work for A level, and I wouldn't advise it considering that you aren't looking to take the subject beyond A level.

    I'd take A level Politics instead of Law - universities don't like Law A level as they end up having to 'unteach' a lot of the stuff you've learnt as the legal system changes so quickly. A level Politics will help you with your History and goes very nicely with your other subjects.
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    (Original post by Bill Nye)
    And surely law is kind of your fun subject, as it is something you are really interested in?
    the thing is I just want to do Law in uni cuz my parents want me to for a good job like a doctor or a lawyer and the only thing I'm good at is essay based stuff and art. So I thought the better choice would be do be a lawyer. do you find law fun?
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    (Original post by Zach3)
    Art is a lot of work for A level, and I wouldn't advise it considering that you aren't looking to take the subject beyond A level.

    I'd take A level Politics instead of Law - universities don't like Law A level as they end up having to 'unteach' a lot of the stuff you've learnt as the legal system changes so quickly. A level Politics will help you with your History and goes very nicely with your other subjects.
    never thought of politics do you do it and if you do is it fun and does it require any maths
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    Maybe they said you shouldn’t do law in alevels because In university they’re going to teach you from scratch anyways??
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    (Original post by Zahra_2001)
    never thought of politics do you do it and if you do is it fun and does it require any maths
    I do Politics (old spec though, you'd have to take the new specification), and it's pretty manageable (don't take my word for it though, depends on the person). You just have to learn the exam technique well and use tons of examples. It's pretty similar to History.

    For a degree in Law you definitely don't need Law A level. A strong selection of subjects (which you already have) will be fine.
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    (Original post by Zahra_2001)
    the thing is I just want to do Law in uni cuz my parents want me to for a good job like a doctor or a lawyer and the only thing I'm good at is essay based stuff and art. So I thought the better choice would be do be a lawyer. do you find law fun?
    Nope - I like maths and computer science xD
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    No to law A Level. You don't actually need 4 A Levels - universities only require 3 so if you think taking art would be too much then don't take it.
    English literature, history and philosophy are a good mix of subjects and more than enough for Law.
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    (Original post by Bill Nye)
    Nope - I like maths and computer science xD
    lol
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    (Original post by Mesopotamian.)
    No to law A Level. You don't actually need 4 A Levels - universities only require 3 so if you think taking art would be too much then don't take it.
    English literature, history and philosophy are a good mix of subjects and more than enough for Law.
    true but I don't know I want to take 4 just because incase I don't like a subject I can drop it the next year
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    (Original post by Zahra_2001)
    true but I don't know I want to take 4 just because incase I don't like a subject I can drop it the next year
    In that case, if your school allows you to drop a subject (some don't now because of the reforms) if I were you, I would go with art if you enjoy it. Do bear in mind that all A Levels are hard work but since you have that option, you could always drop art if you feel overloaded.

    Although art isn't directly linked with law, it could help you develop skills for your essay based subjects such as analysis and criticism and you may enjoy it too so it's not completely useless.
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