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I had it as GCSE and I absolutely loved it,and I also want to become a lawyer because law interests me so much and I was wondering what other people think about it.I will be doing OCR exam board and I know roughly what topics we will be doing but still I want to know what other people think about it because from Taster day I liked it but I also liked Psychology and idk what should I do.I will for sure be doing law degree at uni,so for my A levels I choose history and English lit.
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with l.I am in second year of A level Law. if you're as dead set on law as you say you are, then I would by-pass the subject at a level and choose something else instead. A level law is a ***** of a memory game with little sense to the mark schemes. I wish I never took it and just went on to do it at uni instead with three other A-Levels under my belt. The marking is extremely harsh and the law departments for A-Levels are generally poor due to lack of quality teachers, although I can't speak for the individual college you will end up at.

If I were you I would pick 3 nice facilitating subjects with large and established departments. It sounds like bad advice to avoid the subject you want to do at uni, but honestly, everyone I know who does law from 3 different colleges all say the same, as well as undergrads. It is nothing like GCSE law. GCSE Law is nothing compared to A-level, so don't underestimate it is all I'd say.
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A level Law was my favourite subject. I just finished second year. I was with AQA.
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I didn't take Law (took Psyc), but if you want to do a degree in Law i would suggest taking it at Alevel
It won't be exactly the same, but providing you are going through the same exam board there will be some similarities, and there will be some similarities to it at degree level.

E.g. I took Alevel Psyc (wasn't at option at gcse for me) but I'm taking Psyc at degree level.
Thw first year of my degree is practically the same as Alevel...
So having Alevel in Law may offer you some useful knowledge ready for your degree, which would be handy.

Taster days can be different to the actual subject, I had a taster on all my aubjects and found them so interesting. But one of my subjects (sociology) slowly became boring and it didn't live up to expectations.

Maybe try looking up what you are going to learn? So you can see if the subjects will interest you
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I did AQA and really enjoyed it! I also did psychology and found it a bit boring at times. But some might argue the other way round. I guess it’s personal preference.
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