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i’m a y12 student interested in pursuing a career in law. i got 10 9s at gcse and am doing bio chem rs german alevel (predicted a*)

i play piano, volunteer, dance, mentor, gold d of e; am in process of organising work experience for law; and will hopefully apply to uniq summer school at oxford for law
as well as reading etc before my personal statement

do i have a shot at getting into oxford?? and what else would i need (orher than good lnat)
are my alevels not suited to law?? - my biggest concern

thanks
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Why bio & chem?
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Law does not require any specific subjects at Law - you could be doing 3 science or 3 art/music subjects, both would be fine, its just the high grades that are important.
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Law does not require any specific subjects at Law - you could be doing 3 science or 3 art/music subjects, both would be fine, its just the high grades that are important.
thanks!! i recognise thats the case for law but i meant oxford in particular- since rs is a weak subject and my only essay subject
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Why bio & chem?
i like them tbh - and idk if i want to do med or law, when i decide i’ll drop one!!
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i like them tbh - and idk if i want to do med or law, when i decide i’ll drop one!!
As ecolier always says

If your option is medicine or something else, do something else!
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As ecolier always says

If your option is medicine or something else, do something else!
i’m just concerned about the fact people who do law tend to take english and history- and i hated these subjects- maybe law isn’t for me??
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i’m just concerned about the fact people who do law tend to take english and history- and i hated these subjects- maybe law isn’t for me??
Then it isn’t
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i’m just concerned about the fact people who do law tend to take english and history- and i hated these subjects- maybe law isn’t for me??
Although it may seem like Law has no requirements, you’d need to have atleast some sort of passion for English / reading in general to be able to cope, but since you got a 9 in English Language? Maybe you could, who knows?
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Although it may seem like Law has no requirements, you’d need to have atleast some sort of passion for English / reading in general to be able to cope, but since you got a 9 in English Language? Maybe you could, who knows?
it’s not reading i dislike- like i said, i take religious studies and i have no problem getting tuck into a good book about philosophy; i just disliked analysing books in english no clue why: i’m taking german where we study a book and film: i genuinely enjoy reading up on topics i enjoy! but tbh all uni degrees involve reading! i just meant me not liking english as a subject
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Although it may seem like Law has no requirements, you’d need to have atleast some sort of passion for English / reading in general to be able to cope, but since you got a 9 in English Language? Maybe you could, who knows?
are my subjects weak to get into law at oxford??
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are my subjects weak to get into law at oxford??
Nah
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Nah
thanks!! i genuinely thought not takign history or english would be a disadvantage
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thanks!! i genuinely thought not takign history or english would be a disadvantage
It wouldn’t but, taking biology or chemistry is harder than taking English
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i’m a y12 student interested in pursuing a career in law. i got 10 9s at gcse and am doing bio chem rs german alevel (predicted a*)

i play piano, volunteer, dance, mentor, gold d of e; am in process of organising work experience for law; and will hopefully apply to uniq summer school at oxford for law
as well as reading etc before my personal statement

do i have a shot at getting into oxford?? and what else would i need (orher than good lnat)
are my alevels not suited to law?? - my biggest concern

thanks
Oxford Law student here. As long as you got History, Econ, Sociology, Politics, English lit among your subjects you are fine. I got in with 4A* (History, Econ, Sociology, Italian) and 35 in the LNAT. Reading and supercurriculars are way more important than volunteering, music and d of e, they simply don't care about extracurriculars at all. I suggest an EPQ about a law topic you are interested in. E.g. the 2020 Coronavirus Act. Good luck
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Oxford Law student here. As long as you got History, Econ, Sociology, Politics, English lit among your subjects you are fine. I got in with 4A* (History, Econ, Sociology, Italian) and 35 in the LNAT. Reading and supercurriculars are way more important than volunteering, music and d of e, they simply don't care about extracurriculars at all. I suggest an EPQ about a law topic you are interested in. E.g. the 2020 Coronavirus Act. Good luck
i dont take any of thise
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It wouldn’t but, taking biology or chemistry is harder than taking English
haha i find them much much easier and would deffo get a better grade than in english
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haha i find them much much easier and would deffo get a better grade than in english
Did you get a 9 in English Language?
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Did you get a 9 in English Language?
yeah i got a 9 for all my subjects
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yeah i got a 9 for all my subjects
Definitely look into some law books, maybe experiment between medicine & law and see which you prefer. Chances are that you’d probably like medicine more
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