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I want to take law at university and am struggling with what a levels to take, I’m certain I want to take a level law and a level psychology. I don’t want to do maths or science as they were never a amazing subject however I did get b’s in both, are classical civilisation and philosophy a good combo to go with them? Or that considered soft? Help!!?
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I want to take law at university and am struggling with what a levels to take, I’m certain I want to take a level law and a level psychology. I don’t want to do maths or science as they were never a amazing subject however I did get b’s in both, are classical civilisation and philosophy a good combo to go with them? Or that considered soft? Help!!?
For Law, I would recommend History, English Literature, and Philosophy.
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For Law, I would recommend History, English Literature, and Philosophy.
So law, psychology, philosophy and lit would be a good option? I’m worried english lit may be too difficult,I got a b at gcse but never really had a passion for it
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History and Literature are very good options. My mate who got into cambridge does those two and economics. But any respected subject with history and literature will be great
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So law, psychology, philosophy and lit would be a good option? I’m worried english lit may be too difficult,I got a b at gcse but never really had a passion for it
I would personally avoid A Level law if I were applying to top Law courses in the country
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I would personally avoid A Level law if I were applying to top Law courses in the country
Why would i avoid law if I’m looking to apply to a law degree, surely it’s self explanatory that’s a good idea, it says on ucas, you should do the a level you want to do as a degree
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Why would i avoid law if I’m looking to apply to a law degree, surely it’s self explanatory that’s a good idea, it says on ucas, you should do the a level you want to do as a degree
If you go on the websites of top unis like LSE, UCL, Oxbridge, then you will find a list of prefered subjects and non-prefered subjects. Law is a non-traditional applied A Level subject, hence is not considered to be a good course. Regardless of your background knowledge in Law, the university will teach you the course from scratch. In contrast, subjects like Philosophy and History are more about the quality of your written analysis and evaluation than pure knowledge about the subject. Obv details are required for evidence, however, ultimately one's critical thinking skills distinguish them from an A and a C grade History/ Lit/ Philosophy students.
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If you go on the websites of top unis like LSE, UCL, Oxbridge, then you will find a list of prefered subjects and non-prefered subjects. Law is a non-traditional applied A Level subject, hence is not considered to be a good course. Regardless of your background knowledge in Law, the university will teach you the course from scratch. In contrast, subjects like Philosophy and History are more about the quality of your written analysis and evaluation than pure knowledge about the subject. Obv details are required for evidence, however, ultimately one's critical thinking skills distinguish them from an A and a C grade History/ Lit/ Philosophy students.
Surely it wouldn’t hinder me though? Having prior knowledge can’t be a bad thing? Like an A in a level law would be better than a c in history even though law is applied right?
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Surely it wouldn’t hinder me though? Having prior knowledge can’t be a bad thing? Like an A in a level law would be better than a c in history even though law is applied right?
Take any combo you want. It will be fine.

A-Level law was traditionally seen as weak, but has been reformed in the past few years. It's a good way to get the basics, so I think it makes a modicum of sense to take it.
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Take any combo you want. It will be fine.

A-Level law was traditionally seen as weak, but has been reformed in the past few years. It's a good way to get the basics, so I think it makes a modicum of sense to take it.
Would law, psychology, philosophy and sociology be a good shout? Are they strong subjects or weak ones?
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Would law, psychology, philosophy and sociology be a good shout? Are they strong subjects or weak ones?
None of those subjects are traditional enabling A-levels: they're all applied (with the possible exception of philosophy). If you look at uni entrance requirements, you will find that courses will not require any of these subjects for their degree programmes. That's not to say you won't get a place with those subjects, it's just that they won't be among the required subjects.

RG unis especially will look favourably on English Literature and History. If I were you, I would choose at least one of that pair, if not both. As posters above have stated, A-level Law is not considered necessary to read Law at uni.
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Surely it wouldn’t hinder me though? Having prior knowledge can’t be a bad thing? Like an A in a level law would be better than a c in history even though law is applied right?
I think a C in History would be more valuable than an A in Law. Again it's your choice. If you want to study A Level Law, then study it at all costs. Just try studying 4 A levels rather than 3 then.
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I want to take law at university and am struggling with what a levels to take, I’m certain I want to take a level law and a level psychology. I don’t want to do maths or science as they were never a amazing subject however I did get b’s in both, are classical civilisation and philosophy a good combo to go with them? Or that considered soft? Help!!?
Well, I dont think what A-levels you take matter. I took, law, history and IT. Take the subjects you feel you'll do the most well in.
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None of those subjects are traditional enabling A-levels: they're all applied (with the possible exception of philosophy). If you look at uni entrance requirements, you will find that courses will not require any of these subjects for their degree programmes. That's not to say you won't get a place with those subjects, it's just that they won't be among the required subjects.

RG unis especially will look favourably on English Literature and History. If I were you, I would choose at least one of that pair, if not both. As posters above have stated, A-level Law is not considered necessary to read Law at uni.
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For Law, I would recommend History, English Literature, and Philosophy.
Do Law A level to see if you’d like it
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I would personally avoid A Level law if I were applying to top Law courses in the country
(Original post by confusedalevels)
Why would i avoid law if I’m looking to apply to a law degree, surely it’s self explanatory that’s a good idea, it says on ucas, you should do the a level you want to do as a degree
Exactly I got into Durham with Law a level. You’ll hear lots of nonsense about it don’t listen it’s I’ll informed and misguided
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