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    I am currently in year 8 and i am supposed to pick my options in 2 weeks . I want to study law at uni and gradually become a lawyer. What do i pick ?
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    Ultimately it's your decision at the end of the day but as you are interested in law I would recommend history due to essays. However, if you don't enjoy history it is pointless taking it because you may not get a as good grade compared to if you took a subject you life.
    I know people say taking a MFL is good but from my perspective based on what my friends have told me (I don't take a MFL but take a Welsh GCSE) it is a lot of hard work so only take a MFL if you have a passion for it.
    Overall, my main piece of advice would be just choose the subjects you like because it's grades what matter at this point not actual subject choices!
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    Philosophy and Ethics is a great one if you want to do law. Sadly there are not many subjects that directly contribute to law. Perhaps, psychology or sociology will help you have a better understanding of society and minds.
    hope this helps
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    You could look at what kind of A Levels you need to study law, then just make sure you're choosing options that will allow you to take those A Levels e.g. a level history you'd probably need GCSE history.

    To be honest it's not a massive deal what you pick though at this stage.
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    At GCSE level, choices don't really matter. It's the grades. Take whatever you enjoy the most and get the best grades in. Law generally has no required A Level subjects but essay subjects are recommended so make sure you take choices that allow you to take the A Levels you want. But seriously don't worry about choosing what's best for a uni course at GCSE, do what you're best at and enjoy.
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    Keep your options open, dont pick subjects that are all to do with law, you could change what you want your future career to be by the time you are in year 11
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    Business, history, philosophy and ethics if that’s an option too
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    Probably history, RS, philosophy and politics (if your school offers it), same for economics.
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    It is still early days and since you are young, I would pick a GCSE that you can get an A/A* in. History is one of the most difficult subjects both at GCSE and A-Level so I would recommend you do it later on. Maybe do another humanity like Psychology or Sociology or something like Business and Economics. Those are manageable because ultimately with GCSEs its not about what you do but how well you do

    Good Luck
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    (Original post by julia.unicorn)
    I am currently in year 8 and i am supposed to pick my options in 2 weeks . I want to study law at uni and gradually become a lawyer. What do i pick ?
    Hi- I'm in Year 11 right now and i want to study law at Uni too I picked History and Psychology which are really good for law
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    I recommend taking a variety of options and just take subjects you like and find fun. GCSEs are only a stepping stone to get you to A-levels and picking A-level options will contribute a lot more to your career choice. I do think taking History and/or Geography should be something you consider as it will help with structure and getting points across which will be good for being a lawyer
 
 
 

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