Should I do an AS with my A-Levels or not? Watch

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Apparently you don’t need to do an AS (so I don’t need to drop a subject) at A-Levels if you want to fully focus on your 3 subjects. Should I do an AS or is it not worth it?
P.S in year 11 right now doing pretty well in my GCSE’s so far, going to sixthform next year
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Nah don't bother. AS don't mean $hit nowadays so just stick to 3 A Levels. What A Levels are you doing out of interest?
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Nah don't bother. AS don't mean $hit nowadays so just stick to 3 A Levels. What A Levels are you doing out of interest?
oh okay phew I needed to here that. I’m predicted quite high grades in my GCSEs but I don’t want to do maths or any sciences because I know i’ll hate it. So i’m probably going to do criminology, sociology (soft subject, ik) and graphics. I will likely go on to study Law at university :\
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oh okay phew I needed to here that. I’m predicted quite high grades in my GCSEs but I don’t want to do maths or any sciences because I know i’ll hate it. So i’m probably going to do criminology, sociology (soft subject, ik) and graphics. I will likely go on to study Law at university :\
If you're predicted high grades and will probably want to study Law, I would pick one traditional academic subject at least by which I mean English, History, RS etc. I'm the first person to point out that you don't need any particular subjects for Law but at the same time it is a competitive subject .... it is risky in my opinion to do 3 subjects like criminology and graphics when you could choose more academic subjects.

It might not matter for less prestigious unis but it will matter for some who have too many applicants
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If you're predicted high grades and will probably want to study Law, I would pick one traditional academic subject at least by which I mean English, History, RS etc. I'm the first person to point out that you don't need any particular subjects for Law but at the same time it is a competitive subject .... it is risky in my opinion to do 3 subjects like criminology and graphics when you could choose more academic subjects.

It might not matter for less prestigious unis but it will matter for some who have too many applicants
I totally agree with that Law, especially at top unis, is hella competitive and I don't believe that criminology (is that an actual for real A-Level subject? damn!), sociology and graphics is a good mix for you shobnaam x. I personally agree with harrysbar, especially since you seem to be predicted good grades for GCSEs. I would personally do at least 2 essay subjects, like English Lit or History as Law requires lots of reading. if I were a prospective law student, I would do English lit, history and maybe something like sociology to balance it out. you might be really ambitious and try a foreign language for A Level if you wanted to do law in a foreign country!
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If you're predicted high grades and will probably want to study Law, I would pick one traditional academic subject at least by which I mean English, History, RS etc. I'm the first person to point out that you don't need any particular subjects for Law but at the same time it is a competitive subject .... it is risky in my opinion to do 3 subjects like criminology and graphics when you could choose more academic subjects.

It might not matter for less prestigious unis but it will matter for some who have too many applicants
Ohh okay thank you so much! This is helpful, probably going to pick English too or swap it in
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Ohh okay thank you so much! This is helpful, probably going to pick English too or swap it in
That will look much better in combination with the other subjects
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I totally agree with that Law, especially at top unis, is hella competitive and I don't believe that criminology (is that an actual for real A-Level subject? damn!), sociology and graphics is a good mix for you shobnaam x. I personally agree with harrysbar, especially since you seem to be predicted good grades for GCSEs. I would personally do at least 2 essay subjects, like English Lit or History as Law requires lots of reading. if I were a prospective law student, I would do English lit, history and maybe something like sociology to balance it out. you might be really ambitious and try a foreign language for A Level if you wanted to do law in a foreign country!
Thank you so muchhh!! I will probably swap criminology with English Lit. Although i’ve always disliked history and for GCSE’s I didn’t choose it. I know for sure that I wouldn’t enjoy it and would probably get a bad grade in it :0 Do you recommend any other subjects that could take its place?
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English, Sociology and one other would be good - something like Criminology/Law/RS
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Thank you so muchhh!! I will probably swap criminology with English Lit. Although i’ve always disliked history and for GCSE’s I didn’t choose it. I know for sure that I wouldn’t enjoy it and would probably get a bad grade in it :0 Do you recommend any other subjects that could take its place?
Literally anything else. English, sociology and another essay based subjects. Or you can balance it out with a science or maths or a foreign language if you’re up for the challenge. There isn’t really any specific subjects you have to do for law. What GCSEs are you doing and what are your roughly predicted grades? Also tell me if you enjoy/tolerate/dislike them. A Levels is a painful 2 year slog so you have to be able to handle that subject.
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