I'm in year 11 and I am picking my A-levels. I definitely want to take psychology and English Language however and I am trying to pick between Biology and Law.
To be honest I really don't want to take A-Level Biology but I don't know whether it would be a good idea just in case I change my mind. I am interested in Criminology but I'm aware there are very few jobs available compared to Law.
Please, can you tell me what the Law A-Level cause is like?
exactly what im wondering right now!
as someone who did biology, i would consider not choosing either.
Law isn't that respected as an A level and Biology is very heavy work (memorisation of a lot of material) for someone who isn't necessarily going to do a degree in it
edit: have a look at history, geography or economics
Law is extremely hard work especialy if you'll easily lose interest - there are a lot of differentt unites to the law A-level which may ot be as interesting. I completely disagree with regards to how it's seen as a qualification though, Law is extremely respected. I'd go biology if you have good grades from GCSE's as this'll contribute towards your knowledge needed for A-level.
You study topics such as the roles of Parliament and how a law is created, civil and criminal law - and the correct courts, punishments for criminal law, torts etc.
I definitely enjoy it as it's a route I would like to take but if you're not thoroughly interested then it may become a lot of hard work for something that bores you! I enjoy it but there's so much to it!
Well yes it is that is why it’s on the preferred subjects on Russell group universities such as ucl
What matters is your grade
If you get CAA for biology English and psychology but get AAA for law English and psychology they would accept the person who sat law not biology
Last edited by Amha; 3 months ago
Hey, fellow Year 11 here! (also an aspiring lawyer lol)
I heard a rumour that top unis don't prefer Law as an A-Level, but rather the 'studious' subjects. I can't guarantee that though.
Take the one you enjoy and are more likely to put effort in. Good luck!