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Hi I’m about to go to sixth form thinking about a law degree after and wondering which a levels would be best for me. My options are history(definitely) then choosing between English lit, business studies, sociology and psychology. I read maths a level is needed but that won’t be possible so what options give me a chance for Oxbridge. Also what results look better A*AA by not doing English lit or AAB by doing it for example what’s your thoughts?
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Where did you read that maths a level is needed for law? That's very strange.
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Where did you read that maths a level is needed for law? That's very strange.
On here maths seams to be the most recommended would you disagree?
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On here maths seams to be the most recommended would you disagree?
It is a very common A-Level for law students at Oxbridge to have. It is not obligatory, mind; you just want to make the best argument possible that they should accept you and having incredibly academic A-Levels is a way to do that. You can get a law offer from Oxbridge with soft social sciences, too. And you will be a lot more likely to get an offer if you have A*AA predictions than AAB. That relates to all top law courses (LSE, UCL, KCL, Durham, Bristol, QMUL), not just Oxbridge.
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On here maths seams to be the most recommended would you disagree?
I'm not in a good position to say since I don't have a degree in law or anything of the sort. It's just that since Law is a very writing-heavy and essay based subject that I'd be surprised that maths out of all subjects is recommended
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What do the the course entry requirements say? They're all online.
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What do the the course entry requirements say? They're all online.
A* A A but even if I get that with doing history psychology and business would I be accepted with only 1 facilitating subject. Just wondering if I should take the gamble by doing lit
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What GCSE grades did you get? Thanks.
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What GCSE grades did you get? Thanks.
Get them later next month but predicted 2 A* 5 A and 2 Bs
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A* A A but even if I get that with doing history psychology and business would I be accepted with only 1 facilitating subject. Just wondering if I should take the gamble by doing lit
Yes you would.

Do 3 A-levels you enjoy.

You may get an offer with predicted A*AA in History, Psychology and Business. You almost certainly won't even get an interview with AAB in Maths, History and Eng Lit.

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Yes you would.

Do 3 A-levels you enjoy.

You may get an offer with predicted A*AA in History, Psychology and Business. You almost certainly won't even get an interview with AAB in Maths, History and Eng Lit.

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Great that’s for the advice
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Great that’s for the advice
A facilating, preferred and non-preferred subjects are different, facilitating are arguably more 'traditional', preferred are the other subjects like Psychology and Business and then non-preferred is stuff like Critical Thinking that many universities (such as Oxbridge) don't accept.
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A facilating, preferred and non-preferred subjects are different, facilitating are arguably more 'traditional', preferred are the other subjects like Psychology and Business and then non-preferred is stuff like Critical Thinking that many universities (such as Oxbridge) don't accept.
Right and how many facilitating subject are required to have a chance at oxbridge is 1 enough?
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Right and how many facilitating subject are required to have a chance at oxbridge is 1 enough?
I think 1 is fine, you can probably get away with studying Psychology, Religious Studies and Business. It's probably more about the rigour and the grades.

I'm doing Religious Studies, Politics and English Literature (1 facilating subject) and also want to do law at Oxbridge
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I think 1 is fine, you can probably get away with studying Psychology, Religious Studies and Business. It's probably more about the rigour and the grades.

I'm doing Religious Studies, Politics and English Literature (1 facilating subject) and also want to do law at Oxbridge
Ok that’s good to no good luck!
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Right and how many facilitating subject are required to have a chance at oxbridge is 1 enough?
None. You are misunderstanding "facilitating"... they are just the most commonly accepted subjects across a huge range of courses.

E.g. You might have 3 facilitating subjects for a university Maths course, but if none of them are actually Maths then they don't help you at all.

Law usually has no specifically required subjects or even preferred subjects.

Check the stated entry requirements, and the subjects you actually enjoy and will do well at.

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Right and how many facilitating subject are required to have a chance at oxbridge is 1 enough?
Oxford has no subject requirements for Law (Jurisprudence). Only an essay subject is said to be helpful - see https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/unde...e-requirements

You will need to do well in the LNAT. Good luck.
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Oxford has no subject requirements for Law (Jurisprudence). Only an essay subject is said to be helpful - see https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/unde...e-requirements

You will need to do well in the LNAT. Good luck.
Sorry I’m new to this but WHAT LNAT!😩
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Sorry I’m new to this but WHAT LNAT!😩
https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/unde...-jurisprudence

Look on the 'Requirements' and 'How to Apply' tabs. LNAT is the Law National Aptitude Test.
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The ideal would be something like: History, English Lit, Maths
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