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Hi I was wondering which a levels would be considered good for law and that what some universities would want. I want to mainly do:
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2. Sociology

And I’m unsure for my third a level any ideas as some said history and English but I don’t study history in gcse at the moment and get grades around 3-4 but haven’t got a proper grade on English yet. However my target grade is a 6 which is a B so I’m ailing everything for 6-7 and above and think I will achieve it as I recieve tutoring as well.
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as far as gcses go: GCSE entry requirements for law

Most universities will require five GCSEs at grade 9-4 (or A-C under the old grading system), though you’ll probably need to satisfy these anyway to progress on to A-levels (or equivalent) regardless of what subject/s you plan to study.

and for A levels...

What A-level subjects are needed or essential for law?
None, generally speaking!

While law is a subject available at A-level, you may be pleasantly surprised to hear that you don’t have to have taken it in order to progress onto a law degree later – this is normally open to you with any A-levels.



source : [https://www.theuniguide.co.uk/advice...erequirements]

there u go
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Take politics - that will help you with one of the core modules in law which is public law and possibly help with EU law - another core module. Sociology is also useful for more criminology based modules at uni.
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Thank you guys any ideas for the 3rd a level subject as I would definitely like to take politics.
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Are you decent at maths?
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I’m good at it I do the higher papers as I’m in a good set in class and understand most of it but haven’t received a grade for my last test but I did very good in it but before that I had gotten a 3+ but it was a higher paper and I had gained marks but the teacher had not added it on for some reason
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I agree with Ensoetre mix it up if you like, law and sociology are essay-type exams, you could choose physics which is possibly the only subject which really teaches problem-solving skills (which are hugely undervalued pre-university) or as Ensoetre said maths.

Edit: But at the end of the day do what you enjoy as unless you want to do either a physics or maths degree it (kind of) doesn't matter.
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(Original post by Hailey629)
I’m good at it I do the higher papers as I’m in a good set in class and understand most of it but haven’t received a grade for my last test but I did very good in it but before that I had gotten a 3+ but it was a higher paper and I had gained marks but the teacher had not added it on for some reason
Have you considered psychology?
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Okay thank you but I don’t think I want to take maths or physics i and thought about economics and other subjects like English, history, religious studies and possibly media as I got a grade 9 at that subject but isn’t related to law
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I haven’t considered it but as I’m doing sociology but wasn’t sure if both would be hard together
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If your sixth form/ college don't offer a law a-level then I don't think it really matters, might be a lot of essay writing but other than that there aren't any downsides to those choices imo
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Yep I haven’t seen any that offers law but I think sociology and politics are a good combo but am unsure of what to add on to
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I haven’t considered it but as I’m doing sociology but wasn’t sure if both would be hard together
Ahh okay well I did psychology at A-level and found it really good the maths isn’t too hard and the content is interesting even tho it’s a lot so just depends whether you’d like that sort of thing
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I think psychology is interesting and my maths is average I’m good at maths in my opinion but I just wasn’t sure if psychology and sociology together would be very hard and I would have never studied any of them subjects like politics so would know how they are and if it will be hard.
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Some uni's actually prefer you not to have an A level in law I've heard. They love an essay heavy course, and usually only accept a maths A level if there's an essay heavy A-Level in there too.
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Hi what are some essay heavy a levels so like English and history?
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Most other than sciences and maths are essay exams
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Exactly that, but I imagine subjects such as sociology and politics also involve a lot of essays
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I think psychology is interesting and my maths is average I’m good at maths in my opinion but I just wasn’t sure if psychology and sociology together would be very hard and I would have never studied any of them subjects like politics so would know how they are and if it will be hard.
Ahhh well I’m not sure about that cos I studied chemistry and biology alongside psychology. It’s not hard tho it’s just a lot of content
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Okay thank you I think I will do English is I get anything above a 7 in gcse so I can get a great grade
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