GCSEs, Latin or Classics

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Should I study Latin or Classics for my GCSEs? Which is more useful in the future? By the way, I want to be a lawyer
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Either is good. It doesn’t matter for GCSEs. If you’re good on languages and can get a grade 7-9 then do Latin if not choose classics.
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Neither of those subjects are directly applicable to studying or practicing law. Latin is only tangentially relevant and you won't miss out if you don't understand Latin, anyway. So do whatever you think you're going to get the best grade in.
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Neither is more useful for law. In fact no GCSEs are really specifically useful for doing a law degree later, so as above pick whichever you think is most interesting and/or which you think you'll get the best result in.

Latin would be better if you might want to do a classics degree later though (or similar ancient languages degree). Bear in mind also you can become a solicitor or barrister with any undergraduate degree, not just a law degree (something like 50% of solicitors currently practicing have a non-law degree for their UG degree). You don't even need to do a conversion course to become a solicitor anymore specifically, as all those wanting to become a solicitor have to sit the SQE regardless of first degree.
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Should I study History or Geography in my GCSEs? I want to be a lawyer
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The one you enjoy the most and can get high grades in
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I want to be a lawyer and I'm not sure what GCSEs I should take. I have to take Maths, Science, Theology / Philosophy, English lang, English lit and Spanish. Which else should I take - I need to choose 3 more
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Please don't make several different threads to ask variations on this same question...

As noted in your other thread your GCSE subjects do not matter whatsoever in whatever you may later do as a career. Universities only care directly about your GCSEs grades, not what subjects they were in, and employers care even less about them. The only except is for certain core subjects (normally maths and English language) which often a minimum grade is required by both unis and employers.

Just pick whatever you think you'll get a good grade in and will enjoy studying. No university admissions tutor is going to waste their time umming and ahhing over whether an applicant did or didn't take a specific GCSE subject, especially for a course like law which has no prerequisites.
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Im about to study Classics with an offer from Cambridge, so i may be biased, but taking Latin GCSE was the best decision i made!! Its a different experience to doing a modern language and there's not another GCSE like it, so its a good asset I do ClassCiv for A Level now but didn't take it at GCSE, and its completely fine - id say do Latin now for more opportunities later (Classics degree, A Level Latin, then you could do ClassCiv A Level easily if you want to later). Latin is probably more appreciated than ClassCiv for GCSE too.. id definitely say Latin. Or you could always do both haha
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As others have said, if you want to do law, there really isn't any specific GCSE requirements for that. Looking at the sixth form college my daughter will be attending, their only requirement for A Level Law is GCSE English Language, so just pick whichever GCSE subjects you like best.

Out of Latin and Class Civ, that depends if you prefer history based subjects, or language based subjects. You know your own strengths and weaknesses, so play to that.

You have asked in this thread three times which GCSEs you should take. People have already said it doesn't matter. As long as you have English Language and Maths, the others are entirely up to you.
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