Which A Levels for Law degree?

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I want to do LLB Law at either Bristol or Exeter University but I'm not sure which A Levels would give me the best chances of getting in.

Currently I'm thinking of taking Law (to make sure I actually want to do it at uni), Psychology and English Language.

I'm worried that these unis wont accept me as Russell group unis tend to prefer facilitating subjects and all of mine are "soft" however the only facilitating subjects I would consider taking would be Biology or English Literature but I'm not sure I would enjoy them enough.

Do I stick to the A Levels I have chose or switch to something else??
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Hi! I would suggest taking English literature over English language as: 1) it is facilitating 2)it is way more interesting at a-level. I want to study law as well and I took English literature at a level even though I didn't like it at GCSE because it really gives you great skills such as being able to write effective essays and look critically at texts which are fundamental skills for a law degree. Psychology is considered a facilitating subject. Universities advise against taking law at a level as they prefer to have students who have little or no knowledge of the law and can therefore teach them their own way. However, I would suggest looking at uni websites or ringing them up to see what they say. good luck with your application! let me know if you have anymore questions xx
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Hi! I would suggest taking English literature over English language as: 1) it is facilitating 2)it is way more interesting at a-level. I want to study law as well and I took English literature at a level even though I didn't like it at GCSE because it really gives you great skills such as being able to write effective essays and look critically at texts which are fundamental skills for a law degree.
Thanks for the help! I’ll probably end up switching to lit on results day x
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It don't matter.

Take German, physics, FM, or classic civilisations. It is of no import for the unis you mentioned.
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Ironically, a lot of universities don't see Law as the best subject to study before university, so look into this. However, my friend did get an LLB offer from Bristol and had studied A-Level Law, so a lot of other factors come into play.
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(Original post by nikita_leigh)
I want to do LLB Law at either Bristol or Exeter University but I'm not sure which A Levels would give me the best chances of getting in.

Currently I'm thinking of taking Law (to make sure I actually want to do it at uni), Psychology and English Language.

I'm worried that these unis wont accept me as Russell group unis tend to prefer facilitating subjects and all of mine are "soft" however the only facilitating subjects I would consider taking would be Biology or English Literature but I'm not sure I would enjoy them enough.

Do I stick to the A Levels I have chose or switch to something else??
I would try and take two facilitating subjects as uni's prefer this but at the end of the day good grades are the most important so pick subjects you like and will do well in though law is not usually advised to take for applying to law courses.
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Ironically, a lot of universities don't see Law as the best subject to study before university, so look into this. However, my friend did get an LLB offer from Bristol and had studied A-Level Law, so a lot of other factors come into play.
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I would try and take two facilitating subjects as uni's prefer this but at the end of the day good grades are the most important so pick subjects you like and will do well in though law is not usually advised to take for applying to law courses.
A-Level law stopped being perceived as crap around 2016/17.
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(Original post by Edminzodo)
Ironically, a lot of universities don't see Law as the best subject to study before university, so look into this. However, my friend did get an LLB offer from Bristol and had studied A-Level Law, so a lot of other factors come into play.
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I would try and take two facilitating subjects as uni's prefer this but at the end of the day good grades are the most important so pick subjects you like and will do well in though law is not usually advised to take for applying to law courses.
Thanks for the advice. I'll look into it some more!
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