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I take bio chem english and art. Would these a levels be okay to apply for law at places such as kcl, ucl, oxford etc..? (provided I get top grades). Also, would it be okay if i drop my fourth and have bio chem english? or would they prefer me to have 4 a levels?. + How many extra curriculars do i need
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I take bio chem english and art. Would these a levels be okay to apply for law at places such as kcl, ucl, oxford etc..? (provided I get top grades). Also, would it be okay if i drop my fourth and have bio chem english? or would they prefer me to have 4 a levels?. + How many extra curriculars do i need
There are no set A levels but more competitive unis have a preferred and non preferred list. Drop the art and your other three are fine.
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I am starting to get fed up with answering this question - if you looked at the entry requirements for the Universities you have mentioned you would see that there are NO required subjects for Law, you could be doing three sciences, you just need high grades.
Bristol : https://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/2020/law/
Durham : https://www.dur.ac.uk/law/undergraduate/
UCL : https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-st...egrees/law-llb
KCL : https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/subject-areas/law/index
Oxford : https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/unde...-jurisprudence
Cambridge : https://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/law

Four A levels are not needed for ANY subject at any UK University, and doing four doesnt get you any extra brownie-points.
If you drop your weakest subject you can then concentrate on getting high grades in the other three. AAA will always look better than BBBB.

For info about Oxford applications, look at Oxford's own website, there is lots of advice and information there.
TSR page about Oxford/Cambridge : https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wik...(aka_Oxbridge)
For help with Law applications look at the TSR Law board : https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=28
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more competitive unis have a preferred and non preferred list.
No they dont.

The whole idea of facilitating subjects was dropped years ago : https://www.theguardian.com/educatio...rts%20subjects.
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No they dont.

The whole idea of facilitating subjects was dropped years ago : https://www.theguardian.com/educatio...rts%20subjects.
Thanks for setting me straight as usual.
You need to tell LSE.

Subject combinations and non-preferred subjects

The School considers not only the individual qualifications offered by applicants but also the combination of subjects offered. Individual degree programmes may have specific subject requirements or preferences which are listed in the admissions criteria for each individual programme. We also have a number of general policies, listed below.

We consider traditional academic subjects to be the best preparation for studying at LSE. We expect applicants to offer at least two full A-levels or IBDP Higher Levels in these subjects (although typically, applicants will apply with three or four); please see the list below for guidance.

Some subjects provide a less effective preparation for study at LSE. We refer to these as non-preferred subjects; please see the list below for guidance. These subjects should only be offered in combination with two traditional academic subjects.

Finally, there are a small number of A-levels which are normally excluded from our standard offer; please see the list below. Applicants should offer three full A-levels or equivalent alongside these subjects.

Common traditional academic/'generally preferred' subjects:

Ancient History
Biology
Classical Civilisation
Chemistry
Computing
Economics
Electronics
English (English Language, English Literature and English Language and Literature)
Further Mathematics*
Geography
Government and Politics
History
Languages: Modern Foreign, Classic and Community**
Law
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Psychology
Religious Studies
Sociology

Common "non-preferred" subjects:

Any Applied A-level
Accounting****
Art and Design
Business Studies
Citizenship Studies
Communication and Culture
Creative Writing
Design and Technology
Drama/Theatre Studies***
Film Studies
Health and Social Care
Home Economics
Information and Communication Technology
Leisure Studies
Media Studies
Music Technology
Physical Education/Sports Studies
Travel and Tourism

https://www.lse.ac.uk/study-at-lse/U...ns-Information
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I am starting to get fed up with answering this question - if you looked at the entry requirements for the Universities you have mentioned you would see that there are NO required subjects for Law, you could be doing three sciences, you just need high grades.
Bristol : https://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/2020/law/
Durham : https://www.dur.ac.uk/law/undergraduate/
UCL : https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-st...egrees/law-llb
KCL : https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/subject-areas/law/index
Oxford : https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/unde...-jurisprudence
Cambridge : https://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/law

Four A levels are not needed for ANY subject at any UK University, and doing four doesnt get you any extra brownie-points.
If you drop your weakest subject you can then concentrate on getting high grades in the other three. AAA will always look better than BBBB.

For info about Oxford applications, look at Oxford's own website, there is lots of advice and information there.
TSR page about Oxford/Cambridge : https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wik...(aka_Oxbridge)
For help with Law applications look at the TSR Law board : https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=28
I believe the idea is if you get fed up of answering the question then don't. Nobody makes you.
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You need to tell LSE.
LSE instigated the whole idea of facilitating subjects and despite the RG insisting that its now dropped, LSE just has to be different. So - LSE will miss out on some good students. They'll come around eventually. Widening Participation / Equitable Admissions has never been their thing.
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I take bio chem english and art. Would these a levels be okay to apply for law at places such as kcl, ucl, oxford etc..? (provided I get top grades). Also, would it be okay if i drop my fourth and have bio chem english? or would they prefer me to have 4 a levels?. + How many extra curriculars do i need
Those subjects sound fine.
If you want to drop one then you can. There's no need to do 4.
Extra curricular wise you could do some volunteering somewhere, or do whatever your school offers such as young enterprise etc etc.
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I take bio chem english and art. Would these a levels be okay to apply for law at places such as kcl, ucl, oxford etc..? (provided I get top grades). Also, would it be okay if i drop my fourth and have bio chem english? or would they prefer me to have 4 a levels?. + How many extra curriculars do i need
Hey! No certain subjects are required! 3 is the requirement for A-levels, if you think you’d get better grades doing 3 than 4 (which most people will/ do) then do 3 for sure!

If you’re really worried/ curious... ring the unis you’re interested in and ask!

I rang my uni years ago when choosing a level subjects and asked if they have any preferences (they said no, but it was nice and reassuring, and they told me English was a good choice due to the readings, writing, research etc... all useful skills for lawyers)

Extra curriculars are not necessary... but they definitely help! Any that showcase good skills lawyers need e.g. teamwork and communication

Hope that helps! :-)
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