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    Hi,

    I am currently a lower sixth student and am studying maths, further maths, economics and physics. I am also doing an EPQ on whether we should replace the NHS. I am thinking about possibly applying for law at Uni. However I am unsure whether I would have much of a chance due to my a level choices. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    (Original post by canaletto11)
    Hi,

    I am currently a lower sixth student and am studying maths, further maths, economics and physics. I am also doing an EPQ on whether we should replace the NHS. I am thinking about possibly applying for law at Uni. However I am unsure whether I would have much of a chance due to my a level choices. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you
    Hi there!

    Generally speaking, the exact A-Levels you choose should not impact on your ability to apply for an LLB in Law. If you take a look at UEA's LLB Law programme for example, you'll see that we ask for AAA at A level, and make no specification for which subjects those grades are in.

    Some universities may also want you to take the Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT), which you can read more about here. This is not a test of your preexisting knowledge of law - it is a way of testing other skills and abilities which are relevant to a degree or career in law, such as verbal reasoning and deductive reasoning abilities, and more.

    If you have more questions just let me know!

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    Courses won’t generally matter unless it is specified. The issue will be proving why you want to do law when you’ve chosen so many courses directed at maths and science.

    Not a bad thing, but you’ll have to bulk up work experience etc to show you’re interested.

    What makes you want to do law?
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    (Original post by University of East Anglia PG Student Rep)
    Generally speaking, the exact A-Levels you choose should not impact on your ability to apply for an LLB in Law. If you take a look at UEA's LLB Law programme for example, you'll see that we ask for AAA at A level, and make no specification for which subjects those grades are in.
    I have to say the claim that UEA takes AAA is horribly misleading. Anyone who reads this thread, last year they had a near-100% offer rate for ABB+. Achieved grades on enrolment: 23% had AAB, 32% had ABB, 32% had BBB. Only 12.6% had AAA+.

    Universities are playing this game of lying about their entry requirements, and pretending they are much higher than they actually are, in order to seem like they compete with the top courses. They don't; it's a lie and it shouldn't be allowed.
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    (Original post by Notoriety)
    I have to say the claim that UEA takes AAA is horribly misleading. Anyone who reads this thread, last year they had a near-100% offer rate for ABB+. Achieved grades on enrolment: 23% had AAB, 32% had ABB, 32% had BBB. Only 12.6% had AAA+.

    Universities are playing this game of lying about their entry requirements, and pretending they are much higher than they actually are, in order to seem like they compete with the top courses. They don't; it's a lie and it shouldn't be allowed.
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    Here. That should work.
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    (Original post by Notoriety)
    I have to say the claim that UEA takes AAA is horribly misleading. Anyone who reads this thread, last year they had a near-100% offer rate for ABB+. Achieved grades on enrolment: 23% had AAB, 32% had ABB, 32% had BBB. Only 12.6% had AAA+.

    Universities are playing this game of lying about their entry requirements, and pretending they are much higher than they actually are, in order to seem like they compete with the top courses. They don't; it's a lie and it shouldn't be allowed.
    Surprised they replied to you when the numbers expose the AAA offer for the lie it is. The marketing people need to start controlling the paper pushers more.

    I know a guy who was conflicted between Bristol and UEA a couple of years ago. "Surely if they ask for the same grades they're similar in terms of quality, right?"
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    Surprised they replied to you when the numbers expose the AAA offer for the lie it is. The marketing people need to start controlling the paper pushers more.

    I know a guy who was conflicted between Bristol and UEA a couple of years ago. "Surely if they ask for the same grades they're similar in terms of quality, right?"
    That's why it annoys me so much. There are many applicants, especially on here, who think stated offer reflects actual entry requirements or quality. You really have to give it to places like Liverpool who know they're a BBB-ABB course and openly admit it. Exeter is another one; it could go the QMUL route but rather admits that a lot of its students are AAB-AAA.

    Notts has recently admitted that it's more AAA. I would not be surprised if Bristol's increasing its offer to A*AA is to compensate for the outright lies told by universities such as UEA. I do respect UEA for responding to the FOI, but how many people are going to check online for FOIs.
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    (Original post by Notoriety)
    That's why it annoys me so much. There are many applicants, especially on here, who think stated offer reflects actual entry requirements or quality. You really have to give it to places like Liverpool who know they're a BBB-ABB course and openly admit it. Exeter is another one; it could go the QMUL route but rather admits that a lot of its students are AAB-AAA.

    Notts has recently admitted that it's more AAA. I would not be surprised if Bristol's increasing its offer to A*AA is to compensate for the outright lies told by universities such as UEA. I do respect UEA for responding to the FOI, but how many people are going to check online for FOIs.
    I suspect that Bristol's increase was an attempt to bring itself up to being a Durham-tier university, probably in line with its rise in the league tables and generally solid performance in the grad employment/university representation metrics. I think that it was a colossal mistake, but oh well.

    Edit: These revelations resonate with me in particular because I remember Notts and QMUL's A*AA offers surprising me when I was younger. When Notts started lowering its offer a few years ago (I know quite a few people with AAB even though they were not eligible for the contextual offer), my suspicions came true.
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    (Original post by JohanGRK)
    I suspect that Bristol's increase was an attempt to bring itself up to being a Durham-tier university, probably in line with its rise in the league tables and generally solid performance in the grad employment/university representation metrics. I think that it was a colossal mistake, but oh well.

    Edit: These revelations resonate with me in particular because I remember Notts and QMUL's A*AA offers surprising me when I was younger. When Notts started lowering its offer a few years ago (I know quite a few people with AAB even though they were not eligible for the contextual offer), my suspicions came true.
    Aye, there's a poster on here you give career advice to who fits with that. I only recently found out how flaky Notts is.

    And ditto. I had an A*AA offer from QMUL which I almost took! My God, the angels must have been watching out for me or I think I would have blown my brains out.
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    (Original post by University of East Anglia PG Student Rep)
    Hi there!

    Generally speaking, the exact A-Levels you choose should not impact on your ability to apply for an LLB in Law. If you take a look at UEA's LLB Law programme for example, you'll see that we ask for AAA at A level, and make no specification for which subjects those grades are in.

    Some universities may also want you to take the Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT), which you can read more about here. This is not a test of your preexisting knowledge of law - it is a way of testing other skills and abilities which are relevant to a degree or career in law, such as verbal reasoning and deductive reasoning abilities, and more.

    If you have more questions just let me know!

    Fred - UEA PG Rep
    Thanks for your advice, I will definitely give the UEA course a look
 
 
 
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