Is 200words too much on A level subjects on personal statement?

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On my draft around 200 words are dedicated to my A level subjects which have helped me with my degree which is Law. I have mentioned extra circular activities, and other outside work I have done to assist me with my degree such as work experience, and other activities. My A level subjects part is really detailed and I have gone into somewhat specifics to start a deep discussion on Law and it’s link with my subjects. Since I have studied these subjects for two years I imagine you would have to dedicate a significant portion of your statement to them, some people only have around 50 or 100 words on their subjects but I have 200. Is this too much? Should I save the words for other things such as more work I have done that has assisted me for law?
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On my draft around 200 words are dedicated to my A level subjects which have helped me with my degree which is Law. I have mentioned extra circular activities, and other outside work I have done to assist me with my degree such as work experience, and other activities. My A level subjects part is really detailed and I have gone into somewhat specifics to start a deep discussion on Law and it’s link with my subjects. Since I have studied these subjects for two years I imagine you would have to dedicate a significant portion of your statement to them, some people only have around 50 or 100 words on their subjects but I have 200. Is this too much? Should I save the words for other things such as more work I have done that has assisted me for law?
Hey ZS159!

I personally think that that would be fine.
When I did my personal statement for pharmacy I did a paragraph on my A-level subjects and how they tie in with Pharmacy, it was around 100 words.
I did a long sentence for each and spoke about something particular I had learned and how it would help me on the MPharm course.

My largest paragraph was on experience I had got prior to university including recent articles that I had read.

The best thing to do is make yourself sound really interested in law and emphasise why you would be a good fit on the course.
If you can do that through talking about your subjects then thats good!

I would personally ask a teacher/advisor at 6th form/college what they think of your personal statement so far and they will be able to give you some specific pointers

I hope this helps!
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Hey ZS159!

I personally think that that would be fine.
When I did my personal statement for pharmacy I did a paragraph on my A-level subjects and how they tie in with Pharmacy, it was around 100 words.
I did a long sentence for each and spoke about something particular I had learned and how it would help me on the MPharm course.

My largest paragraph was on experience I had got prior to university including recent articles that I had read.

The best thing to do is make yourself sound really interested in law and emphasise why you would be a good fit on the course.
If you can do that through talking about your subjects then thats good!

I would personally ask a teacher/advisor at 6th form/college what they think of your personal statement so far and they will be able to give you some specific pointers

I hope this helps!
Eloise - Official Student Rep
Thank you so much, I have more confidence on this now. I’ll definitely check with a tutor too 😁
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Thank you so much, I have more confidence on this now. I’ll definitely check with a tutor too 😁
You don't need to talk about your A Levels at all - the admissions tutors will know the basics of what is covered and the skills gained, so it is a waste of space. You would be better off focusing on things you have done outside of your A Levels that show your interest in the course, as that would be more unique to you
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