Law at Cambridge but all science subjects at a level?

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I am currently in year 12 studying chemistry, biology and psychology with all A* target grades. Im not certain, but I think I really want to go on to study law, and Cambridge university has always been the goal for me. I know they don’t require any specific subjects for the undergraduate degree, but I can’t help but worry that my subject choices will look weird on my application and won’t reflect my passion for law.

Are my subjects a problem?
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(Original post by lunarr.)
I am currently in year 12 studying chemistry, biology and psychology with all A* target grades. Im not certain, but I think I really want to go on to study law, and Cambridge university has always been the goal for me. I know they don’t require any specific subjects for the undergraduate degree, but I can’t help but worry that my subject choices will look weird on my application and won’t reflect my passion for law.

Are my subjects a problem?
I don't think so - most unis don't care what subjects your A levels are in for Law as long as you can show some evidence of being able to write well - either through an essay based subject, a relevant EPQ, taking part in essay writing competitions etc. You are doing Psychology which whilst not technically an essay based subject, does require good language skills to get the top marks.

As long as you can demonstrate your passion for Law in other ways, it doesn't have to be shown through your A level subject choice - the advice is always to pick the subjects you are best at
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(Original post by lunarr.)
I am currently in year 12 studying chemistry, biology and psychology with all A* target grades. Im not certain, but I think I really want to go on to study law, and Cambridge university has always been the goal for me. I know they don’t require any specific subjects for the undergraduate degree, but I can’t help but worry that my subject choices will look weird on my application and won’t reflect my passion for law.

Are my subjects a problem?
I applied for law at Cambs the other day and I'm doing bio, geog and history, and I'm one of the more humanities focussed applicants at my school, so you should be fine, just make sure you get in a lot of 'super-curricular' activities in!
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I applied with Chemistry, Maths, History and English Language and got in, plus I knew quite a few people who were all science/maths. I recall at open days a preference was expressed for 'traditional subjects' but no one really cared whether they were science or humanities so much. Interestingly (though this was years ago so it may have changed), they really didn't want anyone to do the law A-Level as they thought it was usually badly taught. Cambridge are quite used to seeing people's passion for law shine through extra-curriculars, so I wouldn't worry!
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I don't think so - most unis don't care what subjects your A levels are in for Law as long as you can show some evidence of being able to write well
For Cambridge, even that isn't strictly necessary. I know someone who got in with Maths, FM, Physics. OP will definitely be fine, especially considering biology and psychology are fairly writey.
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I don't think so - most unis don't care what subjects your A levels are in for Law as long as you can show some evidence of being able to write well - either through an essay based subject, a relevant EPQ, taking part in essay writing competitions etc. You are doing Psychology which whilst not technically an essay based subject, does require good language skills to get the top marks.

As long as you can demonstrate your passion for Law in other ways, it doesn't have to be shown through your A level subject choice - the advice is always to pick the subjects you are best at
Right on, Harrys! Top advice :adore:
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Right on, Harrys! Top advice :adore:
Thanks 😊
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I don't think so - most unis don't care what subjects your A levels are in for Law as long as you can show some evidence of being able to write well - either through an essay based subject, a relevant EPQ, taking part in essay writing competitions etc. You are doing Psychology which whilst not technically an essay based subject, does require good language skills to get the top marks.

As long as you can demonstrate your passion for Law in other ways, it doesn't have to be shown through your A level subject choice - the advice is always to pick the subjects you are best at
Law is seen as a logical subject, and sciences are very logical and evidence based. Therefore science qualifications and a law degree go rather well together!
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thank you all so much for the answers! I feel a lot more reassured, and ill be keeping an eye out for any potential law super curriculars. are there any specific opportunities that would help my case? ill try to get placements at law firms and other basic work experiences, but I can’t find any related competitions to enter in.
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Look out for Cambridge essay competitions and go to the law courts to observe cases
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