(Original post by nia0306)
I’m currently in year 11 and need to choose A-level options. I think I want to go into law in the future but aren’t completely sure so want to keep my options slightly open. My first three a level choices are Maths, French and Spanish but I don’t know whether to do History or Biology for my fourth. I enjoy biology however history could be useful for law. The thing is with history is a)I don’t know if I’ll enjoy it as haven’t done it for GCSE and b)if I do biology I can keep my options open a bit.
There are two ways into law: either take a Law degree, with professional placement following; or take a regular degree followed by a one year conversion course.
I checked out the A-level requirements for LLB (or BA Law) degrees at my usual ABCDE universities:
Aberystwyth - BBB with a GCSE C (4) in English or Welsh
Birmingham - AAA including two preferred subjects (all of your choices are included)
Cambridge - A*AA, useful to have an essay-based subject
De Montfort - 120 points with a GCSE C (4) in English (Language or Literature) and Mathematics
East Anglia - AAB with a GCSE C (4) in English Language and Mathematics
You can try it yourself with your choice if unis.
But the upshot is, you don't need
to take History, although some unis prefer an essay-based subject.