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Is my GCSEs good enough for Law

I want to study Law in Uni, preferably at a Russel group uni
Maths - 7
English lit - 6
English lang -5
History -7
Comp Sci - 6
Combined Sci - 66
Spanish - 5
Further Maths - 5
Drama - 5
I plan to take History, Politics and English Literature for A levels, might do an EPQ and intend on doing work experience in a Law Firm.
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how did you perform compared to the rest of your year?
Reply 2
Original post by lesgo21
how did you perform compared to the rest of your year?


Ngl fairly good tbh, a lot of my friends failed 1 - 3 subjects so I would say just abt above average in comparison to my school.
Reply 3
Original post by Heshan06
I want to study Law in Uni, preferably at a Russel group uni
Maths - 7
English lit - 6
English lang -5
History -7
Comp Sci - 6
Combined Sci - 66
Spanish - 5
Further Maths - 5
Drama - 5
I plan to take History, Politics and English Literature for A levels, might do an EPQ and intend on doing work experience in a Law Firm.

Congratulations on getting your results !! They look quite good to me, but no one can tell you for sure so I would just have a look on UCAS at the different entry requirements for each law school/ law degree at universities you're interested in to see what grades they want, I know some degrees want e.g. five grade 7's in any subjects in which case you might want to think about retaking a couple to boost up your stats or just look for a university with slightly lower entry requirements if you don't want to resit. Good luck and well done again !! :smile:
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Original post by aliaa03
Congratulations on getting your results !! They look quite good to me, but no one can tell you for sure so I would just have a look on UCAS at the different entry requirements for each law school/ law degree at universities you're interested in to see what grades they want, I know some degrees want e.g. five grade 7's in any subjects in which case you might want to think about retaking a couple to boost up your stats or just look for a university with slightly lower entry requirements if you don't want to resit. Good luck and well done again !! :smile:

Would that mean no matter how I would perform in a levels my application would be denied due to not having strong enough GCSEs at certain unis, if so I might consider.
Reply 5
Original post by Heshan06
Would that mean no matter how I would perform in a levels my application would be denied due to not having strong enough GCSEs at certain unis, if so I might consider.

yes, depending on the university. It all depends on their entry requirements, some law schools care more about e.g. the law school admissions test, some want a certain grade in a certain subject at GCSE, others might just ask for a 5 in English and maths and then ask for e.g. AAA at A level, it all depends so research the requirements for the law schools you're interested in :smile:
Reply 6
Original post by aliaa03
yes, depending on the university. It all depends on their entry requirements, some law schools care more about e.g. the law school admissions test, some want a certain grade in a certain subject at GCSE, others might just ask for a 5 in English and maths and then ask for e.g. AAA at A level, it all depends so research the requirements for the law schools you're interested in :smile:


Okay, thank you.
Reply 7
Original post by Heshan06
I want to study Law in Uni, preferably at a Russel group uni
Maths - 7
English lit - 6
English lang -5
History -7
Comp Sci - 6
Combined Sci - 66
Spanish - 5
Further Maths - 5
Drama - 5
I plan to take History, Politics and English Literature for A levels, might do an EPQ and intend on doing work experience in a Law Firm.

Yeah, to add on to what some others have mentioned. It's best to look at the specific requirements of the unis you're considering. Some require specific grades, or a certain amount above a specific grade.

I know Bristol, in their entry requirements for law states what they place weight on in percentages. They look at the lnat, a-level predicted and gcse grades.

Your grades aren't bad at all, and getting into an RG should be fine, there are probably just some that are more or less likely due to their admissions process.

Best of luck and congrats on your results, albeit belatedly.

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