Are Politics, Economics and Chemistry ok to do Law at uni?

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I'm in U6 and currently doing 4 subjects (Bio, Chem, Econ and Politics). I was thinking of dropping Biology to give me more time to concentrate on the other three. Would this combination of subjects be looked upon favourably by universities for Law?

Furthermore, I'm predicted an A* in Politics and Economics and A in Chemistry. If I manage to get these grades at the end of the year, which calibre of university should I be aiming to apply to next year?

Many thanks.
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Your A levels are fine.
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(Original post by ABCD125)
Hi,
I'm in U6 and currently doing 4 subjects (Bio, Chem, Econ and Politics). I was thinking of dropping Biology to give me more time to concentrate on the other three. Would this combination of subjects be looked upon favourably by universities for Law?

Furthermore, I'm predicted an A* in Politics and Economics and A in Chemistry. If I manage to get these grades at the end of the year, which calibre of university should I be aiming to apply to next year?

Many thanks.
I think you should research what universities you may want to go to and this depends on your goals e.g. staying local or don't mind living out. Then see what subjects they are asking for.
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For most universities they don't actually put any subjects specifically - an essay subject is usually suggested but not required - just get high grades like you are doing and

As for calibre of universities maybe got for one A*A*A (that you like, not for prestige), and 2-3 at A*AA like you are getting, and 1-2 AAA just to have something to fall on
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For most universities they don't actually put any subjects specifically - an essay subject is usually suggested but not required - just get high grades like you are doing and

As for calibre of universities maybe got for one A*A*A (that you like, not for prestige), and 2-3 at A*AA like you are getting, and 1-2 AAA just to have something to
Economics and politics are your essay subjects so its upto you what you want to drop based on end of year grades.
I will take the tip about choosing universities because it's good.
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Then see what subjects they are asking for.
They won't be asking for any specific subjects - law never does.
(Original post by ABCD125)
Hi,
I'm in U6 and currently doing 4 subjects (Bio, Chem, Econ and Politics). I was thinking of dropping Biology to give me more time to concentrate on the other three. Would this combination of subjects be looked upon favourably by universities for Law?

Furthermore, I'm predicted an A* in Politics and Economics and A in Chemistry. If I manage to get these grades at the end of the year, which calibre of university should I be aiming to apply to next year?

Many thanks.
Only sixth-formers think that universities look 'favourably' on particular subjects, or combinations of subjects. In real life, as long as any mandatory subjects are covered (which don't exist for law), and any GCSE requirements are met, you can do whatever you want, within reason.

You don't need a fourth A level and it confers no advantage to your application, so definitely drop the biology and concentrate on the three important A levels on which your offer will rest. A*A*A will allow you to apply to nearly all universities for law.

Note that subject names do not have capital letters: 'biology', 'chemistry', 'economics' etc. Good writing is crucial for law
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AAA will always look better than ABBB.
And 'subjects' are irrelevant for LLB Law.
Drop Biology and work your socks off for the other three subjects.
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AAA will always look better than ABBB.
And 'subjects' are irrelevant for LLB Law.
Drop Biology and work your socks off for the other three subjects.
Thank you!
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They won't be asking for any specific subjects - law never does.

Only sixth-formers think that universities look 'favourably' on particular subjects, or combinations of subjects. In real life, as long as any mandatory subjects are covered (which don't exist for law), and any GCSE requirements are met, you can do whatever you want, within reason.

You don't need a fourth A level and it confers no advantage to your application, so definitely drop the biology and concentrate on the three important A levels on which your offer will rest. A*A*A will allow you to apply to nearly all universities for law.

Note that subject names do not have capital letters: 'biology', 'chemistry', 'economics' etc. Good writing is crucial for law
Thank you very much for your advice. And thanks for the correction regarding subject names - I always tend to be too generous when it comes to capitalisation!
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Economics and politics are your essay subjects so its upto you what you want to drop based on end of year grades.
I will take the tip about choosing universities because it's good.
Thank you both for your responses.
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(Original post by ABCD125)
Hi,
I'm in U6 and currently doing 4 subjects (Bio, Chem, Econ and Politics). I was thinking of dropping Biology to give me more time to concentrate on the other three. Would this combination of subjects be looked upon favourably by universities for Law?

Furthermore, I'm predicted an A* in Politics and Economics and A in Chemistry. If I manage to get these grades at the end of the year, which calibre of university should I be aiming to apply to next year?

Many thanks.
Hi ABCD125,

The combination of subjects that you plan on keeping are perfectly fine so that shouldn't be a problem at all. Despite the fact that chemistry and economics are not really related it doesn't matter anyway but you may find that politics would be a suitable subject given the nature of study involved. Overall there is normally not any specific subject requirements to study law at university, with most universities it is usually quite flexible, few may have their own preferences of what they'd rather you studied but generally it isn't so limited. It depends I guess on where you're thinking of studying at. In regard to your second question, your predicted grades are fantastic so well done! I can't really say much about recommendations as its up to you at the end of the day where you feel best placed to study and what your own preferences are, so take the time to research thoroughly and explore all your options.

I hope that helps still answer your questions and I wish you the best of luck with your studies!

Sarah- ULaw student Ambassador.
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Hi,
I'm in U6 and currently doing 4 subjects (Bio, Chem, Econ and Politics). I was thinking of dropping Biology to give me more time to concentrate on the other three. Would this combination of subjects be looked upon favourably by universities for Law?

Furthermore, I'm predicted an A* in Politics and Economics and A in Chemistry. If I manage to get these grades at the end of the year, which calibre of university should I be aiming to apply to next year?

Many thanks.
You can potentially get in anywhere with A*AA. That even meets the requirement from Cambridge. There are no required subjects for law as the others have said. Having an essay based subject, which you have, is not a requirement but it would just help you as there is a lot of reading and writing in law.
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Hi,
I'm in U6 and currently doing 4 subjects (Bio, Chem, Econ and Politics). I was thinking of dropping Biology to give me more time to concentrate on the other three. Would this combination of subjects be looked upon favourably by universities for Law?

Furthermore, I'm predicted an A* in Politics and Economics and A in Chemistry. If I manage to get these grades at the end of the year, which calibre of university should I be aiming to apply to next year?

Many thanks.
You can apply anywere with predictions of A*A*A - you could consider Oxbridge, LSE, UCL, Kings (if you want to study in London) or other good unis outside London for Law like Durham,Bristol or Nottingham. However, it's wise to have at least one good non LNAT uni amongst your options, just in case you have a bad day with regard to that - somewhere like Leeds, York, Warwick, Exeter, Manchester etc
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Hi ABCD125,

The combination of subjects that you plan on keeping are perfectly fine so that shouldn't be a problem at all. Despite the fact that chemistry and economics are not really related it doesn't matter anyway but you may find that politics would be a suitable subject given the nature of study involved. Overall there is normally not any specific subject requirements to study law at university, with most universities it is usually quite flexible, few may have their own preferences of what they'd rather you studied but generally it isn't so limited. It depends I guess on where you're thinking of studying at. In regard to your second question, your predicted grades are fantastic so well done! I can't really say much about recommendations as its up to you at the end of the day where you feel best placed to study and what your own preferences are, so take the time to research thoroughly and explore all your options.

I hope that helps still answer your questions and I wish you the best of luck with your studies!

Sarah- ULaw student Ambassador.
Thank you for your response!
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You can potentially get in anywhere with A*AA. That even meets the requirement from Cambridge. There are no required subjects for law as the others have said. Having an essay based subject, which you have, is not a requirement but it would just help you as there is a lot of reading and writing in law.
Thank you very much
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You can apply anywere with predictions of A*A*A - you could consider Oxbridge, LSE, UCL, Kings (if you want to study in London) or other good unis outside London for Law like Durham,Bristol or Nottingham. However, it's wise to have at least one good non LNAT uni amongst your options, just in case you have a bad day with regard to that - somewhere like Leeds, York, Warwick, Exeter, Manchester etc
Thank you for your advice
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