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What are the subject requirements for Law in uni
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What are the subject requirements for Law in uni
To my knowledge, they don't usuallty ask for specific subjects for law. You should check the entry requirements for the universities you intend to apply to though.

I think the departments tend to value high grades, so pick the subjects where you would think you would get high grades in. You can do 3 of the hardest A Levels that have no relation to law and still get in with high grades, good LNAT (where applicable), and a good personal statement.
If there is any preference, it would be one or two A Levels in essay based subjects because you will be doing a lot of essays and reading.
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Th e best thing to do is look at a bunch of unis you may be interested in. There may be a list of preferred subjects on their site (although not always) and they may ask as a preference for you to have 1 or 2 from their list. If you didn't take their preferred subjects it would not rule you out but you wouldn't have the best chances at getting in so its a good idea to look at them.

You want relatively strong A levels as a general rule for law. I would also suggest doing some research online as there are a bunch of advice articles on picking your A levels for law and what previous students have picked etc.. although obviously you want to pick subjects that you are enjoy so that you are likely to achieve high grades.

I agree with above you definitely want to be looking at essay based subjects. Good subjects for law tend to be subjects like History and English Lit (these are pretty common subjects to take for law although by all means you dont have to choose them). Your A level subjects are not going to make or break your application really. Obviously taking something like media is not the wisest of ideas for law but it will be your whole application (extracurriculars, work experience, LNAT scores etc..) that is looked at. Do your research and make sure you have at least one essay based subject and relatively strong A levels would be my advice.
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To my knowledge, they don't usuallty ask for specific subjects for law. You should check the entry requirements for the universities you intend to apply to though.

I think the departments tend to value high grades, so pick the subjects where you would think you would get high grades in. You can do 3 of the hardest A Levels that have no relation to law and still get in with high grades, good LNAT (where applicable), and a good personal statement.
If there is any preference, it would be one or two A Levels in essay based subjects because you will be doing a lot of essays and reading.
Thank you. Would you suggest a level politics or religious studies
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Thank you. Would you suggest a level politics or religious studies
I would say either are good choices tbh. Obviously politics tie into it more. I think History + Politics would be a good combo if you want to consider that. Or English Lit+ religious studies.
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Thank you. Would you suggest a level politics or religious studies
I agree with something_orphic. Either would be fine, so long you get good grades in them.

From what I've heard, law students are saying law at A Level is different to that at degree level, so they think the A Level in law didn't actually helped, ironically.
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I'm considering law + history + politics + religious studies / textiles . Thinking of dropping law for religious studies, what do you think? I have read articles saying a level law has a bad rep. Do you do a level law?
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I'm considering law + history + politics + religious studies / textiles . Thinking of dropping law for religious studies, what do you think? I have read articles saying a level law has a bad rep. Do you do a level law?
Unis don’t care abt a level law... it’s a good idea to drop it if ur interested in smth else (but u should definitely do it if ur interested!)
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I agree with something_orphic. Either would be fine, so long you get good grades in them.

From what I've heard, law students are saying law at A Level is different to that at degree level, so they think the A Level in law didn't actually helped, ironically.
Thank you this is really helpful. And I don't intend to practice law, I want to teach humanities related subjects.
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I agree with something_orphic. Either would be fine, so long you get good grades in them.

From what I've heard, law students are saying law at A Level is different to that at degree level, so they think the A Level in law didn't actually helped, ironically.
Yeah i agree with the law A Level. I have heard that A level law is rly boring and personally i wouldn't take it. There used to be a myth that law A level actually made your application look worse for law which has now been debunked. However, there are definitely better subjects for law that you could take instead so it is kinda of true. I hope that makes sense.
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Unis don’t care abt a level law... it’s a good idea to drop it if ur interested in smth else (but u should definitely do it if ur interested!)
I'm not really interested. Its because the college Im going to doesn't offer A level criminology so I picked law
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I'm not really interested. Its because the college Im going to doesn't offer A level criminology so I picked law
Yh in that case don’t do a level law there’s no benefits to doing it
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I'm considering law + history + politics + religious studies / textiles . Thinking of dropping law for religious studies, what do you think? I have read articles saying a level law has a bad rep. Do you do a level law?
The only thing i have to say is that textiles does not rly go with the rest of your subjects. Doing coursework + non coursework subjects is not actually the best idea. I know a few friends who do textiles + essay based subjects and its basically a nightmare come exam + coursework submission time. Religious studies definitely goes better.

The only other thing i would say is that doing 4 A levels is going to be seriously hard especially when there isn't much overlap. Unless this is something you are really passionate about and you have a good previous academic record i would advise not doing 4 A levels. Doing work experience and extracurriculars are going to be benefit you a lot more than 4 A levels. If you do end up doing 4 A levels and it becomes too difficult at any point then drop one don't continue on, its not worth it.

Feel free to do whatever you think works best for you. These are just some consideration points that i think you should think about if you haven't already.
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Yh in that case don’t do a level law there’s no benefits to doing it
thank you. Although I have already applied, for taster day or interview I'll change it. I can do that right?
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thank you. Although I have already applied, for taster day or interview I'll change it. I can do that right?
Depends on how fussy ur school is... but I’d be seriously surprised if u couldn’t
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thank you. Although I have already applied, for taster day or interview I'll change it. I can do that right?
Yes you can change up until a few weeks into starting A levels i think (different colleges/sixth forms have different cut off points but normally its up until 2/3 weeks in at least). You can definitely change it at the interview or taster day.
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Depends on how fussy ur school is... but I’d be seriously surprised if u couldn’t
oh wow what have I gotten into... I'd email tomorrow to ask. Teachers didn't give enough guidance before telling us to apply. I'd be extra pissed If I couldn't change
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Yes you can change up until a few weeks into starting A levels i think (different colleges/sixth forms have different cut off points but normally its up until 2/3 weeks in at least). You can definitely change it at the interview or taster day.
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oh wow what have I gotten into... I'd email tomorrow to ask. Teachers didn't give enough guidance before telling us to apply. I'd be extra pissed If I couldn't change
I mean at my school people were allowed to switch subjects within the first month of yr 12 😂
Dw it’s not that deep
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I mean at my school people were allowed to switch subjects within the first month of yr 12 😂
Dw it’s not that deep
Yea i think my college it was within the first month and ik this girl moved colleges so it was like 2 months in or something and wanted to change and she was able to with extra support.
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