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Would Politics, English Literature, Biology A levels and Chem AS be ok for Law at top Unis? I know History is preferred/favored but I am doing it for GCSE and really don't enjoy it so I dont think I could take 2 extra years of doing History! I am also considering Politics or International Relations.
Please be honest! I could force myself to take history but I really don't like it so I'm conscious the grade in it wouldn't be high. ( Also I'd probably be doing an EPQ)
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And- if I couldn't do Politics ( depending on the college I go to not all do it) what would be a good choice? GCSES are triple science, history and french ( and I wouldn't want to do history unless no other choice and absolutely no way w/ french)
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Ye, the others are all good subjects to have. None of them are 'preferred' - they're pretty much the default for law applicants these days.
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And- if I couldn't do Politics ( depending on the college I go to not all do it) what would be a good choice? GCSES are triple science, history and french ( and I wouldn't want to do history unless no other choice and absolutely no way w/ french)
If you couldn't do Politics, why not just stick with 3 A levels? All Unis will make offers based on 3 A levels and most students only do 3 as it is easier to achieve high grades with 3 than 4, and you will need high grades for Law.

If you are definite about wanting to do 4, you should pick something you have an interest in - possibly even a new subject like Psychology, Sociology, Economics, Business or Law. They are all acceptable subjects.
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If you couldn't do Politics, why not just stick with 3 A levels? All Unis will make offers based on 3 A levels and most students only do 3 as it is easier to achieve high grades with 3 than 4, and you will need high grades for Law.

If you are definite about wanting to do 4, you should pick something you have an interest in - possibly even a new subject like Psychology, Sociology, Economics, Business or Law. They are all acceptable subjects.
Yes that's what i would do ( do 3) but is Eng,Bio and Chem a good Law combo? I would feel more confident doing 2 essay based and 1 science
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Ye, the others are all good subjects to have. None of them are 'preferred' - they're pretty much the default for law applicants these days.
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Ye, the others are all good subjects to have. None of them are 'preferred' - they're pretty much the default for law applicants these days.
Okay, do you think I should do history then as most people would have it?
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Would Politics, English Literature, Biology A levels and Chem AS be ok for Law at top Unis? I know History is preferred/favored but I am doing it for GCSE and really don't enjoy it so I dont think I could take 2 extra years of doing History! I am also considering Politics or International Relations.
Please be honest! I could force myself to take history but I really don't like it so I'm conscious the grade in it wouldn't be high. ( Also I'd probably be doing an EPQ)
Thanks
Honestly, it doesn’t matter what you do for A-Level.

Pick the subjects you enjoy and you’ll do best at, all the subjects you’ve picked are academic, traditional A-Levels. You’re not going to be at an advantage by picking history, even though it is common with law students.

As long as you’re not picking textiles and general studies, you’ll be fine.
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Honestly, it doesn’t matter what you do for A-Level.

Pick the subjects you enjoy and you’ll do best at, all the subjects you’ve picked are academic, traditional A-Levels. You’re not going to be at an advantage by picking history, even though it is common with law students.

As long as you’re not picking textiles and general studies, you’ll be fine.
Thanks so much! I was concerned because I know how popular History is - but I honestly wouldn't be able to have the motivation to work at it because I don't enjoy it. Thanks!
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Thanks so much! I was concerned because I know how popular History is - but I honestly wouldn't be able to have the motivation to work at it because I don't enjoy it. Thanks!
Don’t pick a subject you don’t enjoy as you’re less likely to do well.

I do English Lit, Spanish and Latin, which probably aren’t conventional for a law student and I’m holding offers from great unis.

Where did you have in mind?
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Yes that's what i would do ( do 3) but is Eng,Bio and Chem a good Law combo? I would feel more confident doing 2 essay based and 1 science
That combo will be fine. Some people say that even 3 Sciences (or Science/Maths) is fine, but I personally feel that doing at least one essay based subject is advantageous in that it's good practice for the Law degree. But you definitely don't have to choose either 4 A levels or History A level.
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Don’t pick a subject you don’t enjoy as you’re less likely to do well.

I do English Lit, Spanish and Latin, which probably aren’t conventional for a law student and I’m holding offers from great unis.

Where did you have in mind?
Wow, congratulations! Tentatively looking at Ox but more realistically Russell Groups such as Bristol, Exeter and KCL ( maybe Warwick or Durham)
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Wow, congratulations! Tentatively looking at Ox but more realistically Russell Groups such as Bristol, Exeter and KCL ( maybe Warwick or Durham)
Thank you I’m holding offers from Exeter, Durham and Nottingham, but it depends where you want to go.

If you want to apply to Oxford, go for it, it’s only one space on an application and if you like it, it’s worth an application for sure.

As long as your GCSEs, predicted grades, personal statement and LNAT are strong, you’re in with a chance.
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Thank you I’m holding offers from Exeter, Durham and Nottingham, but it depends where you want to go.

If you want to apply to Oxford, go for it, it’s only one space on an application and if you like it, it’s worth an application for sure.

As long as your GCSEs, predicted grades, personal statement and LNAT are strong, you’re in with a chance.
Oh wow, well done! Yes, although I don't want to set my sights on it because I know just how hard it is. Just out of interest, What have you heard about law post grad jobs. Most teachers I mention law too say that it's not a good career path which really puts me off.. Have you heard anything like that?
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Okay, do you think I should do history then as most people would have it?
No, not if you don't enjoy it
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No, not if you don't enjoy it
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Most teachers I mention law too say that it's not a good career path which really puts me off.. Have you heard anything like that?
Yeah, well, most teachers know **** all about any career path, which is why they shouldn't be advising on it.

Law is an incredibly diverse profession and there's probably something out there that will suit you if you take the time to discover it.
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Oh wow, well done! Yes, although I don't want to set my sights on it because I know just how hard it is. Just out of interest, What have you heard about law post grad jobs. Most teachers I mention law too say that it's not a good career path which really puts me off.. Have you heard anything like that?
Well, there are plenty of opportunities with a law degree as it’s a very well respected traditional degree.

There are legal routes obviously, whether that be in a firm or on the bar, while there are limitless other fields you can go into.

Only do a law degree if you’re genuinely passionate about it though otherwise you’re bound to find it a struggle.

You don’t have to set your sights purely on Oxford and keep your options open but definitely consider it if it’s somewhere you’d like to study.
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Yeah, well, most teachers know **** all about any career path, which is why they shouldn't be advising on it.

Law is an incredibly diverse profession and there's probably something out there that will suit you if you take the time to discover it.
Thanks! The main thing they said was that jobs are incredibly competitive and the job utskef isn't great however from my research as long as you get into a fairly good uni and do work exp you'll be fine?
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Thanks! The main thing they said was that jobs are incredibly competitive and the job utskef isn't great however from my research as long as you get into a fairly good uni and do work exp you'll be fine?
Nothing is guaranteed, and a lot of law students graduate without everything being sorted in their lives. But, as long as you're competitive, you'll have a chance.
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