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I am looking for some advice concerning A-Level choices. I am hoping to study law at oxbridge in the future but am first needing to choose my A-Levels. Currently, I have selected History, Politics, French and Maths (though I do have the opportunity to change) and I guess my question is: are these suitable subjects to choose, and am I losing out by not doing English. Though I am in no against English, I feel I would enjoy the other subjects more after looking at the courses and potential teaching arrangements, but is this a mistake and should I instead choose English.
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(Original post by will_coll)
I am looking for some advice concerning A-Level choices. I am hoping to study law at oxbridge in the future but am first needing to choose my A-Levels. Currently, I have selected History, Politics, French and Maths (though I do have the opportunity to change) and I guess my question is: are these suitable subjects to choose, and am I losing out by not doing English. Though I am in no against English, I feel I would enjoy the other subjects more after looking at the courses and potential teaching arrangements, but is this a mistake and should I instead choose English.
Hey, i think humanities subjects are preferred and most uni's have a 'preferred subject list' in A levels, however for Law I believe there are no required subjects to take at A level. History and Politics are both good choices as they include a lot of essays and reading which is essential when studying Law, I also know English Lit is favoured considerably however it should not affect your chances in getting a place at uni.

Also, 3 A Levels is very hard work, so possibly reconsider 4 A Levels only if you would like to do so. Most sixth forms/colleges allow you to drop and pick up other subjects when you've been in a couple lessons, so maybe do go to an English Lit class and see how you get on, ask the teacher of what it will include etc etc
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Thank you for the advice. To be honest I thought that it would be how you have described it, with English being favoured but not entirely necessary.

Also, for sixth form we have to start with 4 a levels and then can drop to 3 after a half term or so and so I will definitely consider dropping a subject if I find the workload too much or don’t enjoy a subject as much as I thought.
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Hey, i think humanities subjects are preferred and most uni's have a 'preferred subject list' in A levels, however for Law I believe there are no required subjects to take at A level. History and Politics are both good choices as they include a lot of essays and reading which is essential when studying Law, I also know English Lit is favoured considerably however it should not affect your chances in getting a place at uni.

Also, 3 A Levels is very hard work, so possibly reconsider 4 A Levels only if you would like to do so. Most sixth forms/colleges allow you to drop and pick up other subjects when you've been in a couple lessons, so maybe do go to an English Lit class and see how you get on, ask the teacher of what it will include etc etc
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