how many essay subjects needed for law

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Sent my options form off today. Picked Maths, Economics, History, and Computer Science. Physics is the backup in case I don't get any of the 4. School makes us do 4 in Y12, and drop one for Y13.
I really want to do Law, and my last option was a straight split between English lit and Comp Sci. I picked Comp Sci because, honestly, I think I'd enjoy it better, and in case I suddenly find Law isn't for me, I have a backup career
I think History is pretty vital, and I love studying it anyway (probably my fave subject), but for Law, are the options ok with only 1 essay subject? Or have I ruined my chances with my choices. Lol
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Essay subjects are not required for many law courses but they're recommended and very useful
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Essay subjects are not required for many law courses but they're recommended and very useful
is just history enough tho?
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is just history enough tho?
Yes... check entry requirements
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Yes... check entry requirements
Yeah, I have, but the thing is, there'll be candidates who will have had 2 essay subjects, and I only have 1 essay + 2 stem subjects, and whatever Economics is. Am I at a a natural disadvantage?
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Yeah, I have, but the thing is, there'll be candidates who will have had 2 essay subjects, and I only have 1 essay + 2 stem subjects, and whatever Economics is. Am I at a a natural disadvantage?
I have no Idea... but I don't think so.

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Yeah, I have, but the thing is, there'll be candidates who will have had 2 essay subjects, and I only have 1 essay + 2 stem subjects, and whatever Economics is. Am I at a a natural disadvantage?
I doubt you would be at a disadvantage. Taking one essay subject + two stem is a really nice mix (tbf, you don't have to do any essay subjects, having an essay subject is just helpful to prep for the essay based workload of a law degree + it is helpful for the LNAT/CLT).

At the end of the day,the best A-Levels for law are the ones you can get the highest grades in. If history + maths + economics + CS are ones you enjoy and think you could get a good grades in - go for it!

Religious studies alevel is well respected and imo has helped me a lot with my analytic/rationalisation skills. It also helped me prep for LNAT. If you were interested in taking another essay based subject I would recommend you look into RS.
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Yeah, I have, but the thing is, there'll be candidates who will have had 2 essay subjects, and I only have 1 essay + 2 stem subjects, and whatever Economics is. Am I at a a natural disadvantage?
Unless they state specifically that they prefer or require two essay based subjects, you will not be at any disadvantage. Unis tend not to hide this stuff as it's not in their interests to encourage 'weaker', (IE. lower scoring), applicants.

(Thanks for the tag summerbirdreads)
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Yeah, I have, but the thing is, there'll be candidates who will have had 2 essay subjects, and I only have 1 essay + 2 stem subjects, and whatever Economics is. Am I at a a natural disadvantage?
Law requires no specific subjects. If a Uni says this, then that IS what they mean.
If they 'prefer x subject' etc then they will say this on the course page.
There are no 'secrects' and no information that 'only some people know'.
So - pick 3 subjects you will enjoy studying and where you feel confident of getting 3 high grades.
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