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Law or Psychology - HELP!!

Hi everyone :smile:

I'm currently in Year 12 and as I'm approaching mock exams and thinking about predicted grades, I'm having a bit of a dilemma.

For a good few years I've known that I wanted to be a lawyer especially considering my skills and that I love essay subjects so my GCSE's and A levels are in line with this. I'm particularly interested in Criminal Law and Human Rights and ideally want to study Law at a Russel Group Uni as I know I can get the grades.

Now here's the problem. I have always wanted to be a teacher ever since I was a child. I would absolutely love to be a psychology teacher as I do it for A Level and it's the most amazing subject however I do English Lit and Politics therefore my A levels are much more suited towards an essay based degree like Law.

My dream course for Psych would be Psychology with Education at UCL however I don't have any other Science A Levels and my science GCSE's are much poorer compared to my essay subjects. I am also worried about the more scientific part of the degree as I absolutely detest lab work and science is not my strong point.

Do I just continue with Law which I do still want to do or do I apply to a psychology course?? Ideally I want to go to a RG Uni but with no other science A levels and average science gcse's my application wouldn't look the best academically.

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Reply 1
Original post by tasneem tiaa
Hi everyone :smile:
I'm currently in Year 12 and as I'm approaching mock exams and thinking about predicted grades, I'm having a bit of a dilemma.
For a good few years I've known that I wanted to be a lawyer especially considering my skills and that I love essay subjects so my GCSE's and A levels are in line with this. I'm particularly interested in Criminal Law and Human Rights and ideally want to study Law at a Russel Group Uni as I know I can get the grades.
Now here's the problem. I have always wanted to be a teacher ever since I was a child. I would absolutely love to be a psychology teacher as I do it for A Level and it's the most amazing subject however I do English Lit and Politics therefore my A levels are much more suited towards an essay based degree like Law.
My dream course for Psych would be Psychology with Education at UCL however I don't have any other Science A Levels and my science GCSE's are much poorer compared to my essay subjects. I am also worried about the more scientific part of the degree as I absolutely detest lab work and science is not my strong point.
Do I just continue with Law which I do still want to do or do I apply to a psychology course?? Ideally I want to go to a RG Uni but with no other science A levels and average science gcse's my application wouldn't look the best academically.
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You could do a psychology degree initially and the transfer to law so then you have a choice? Someone in my year is doing a history degree and will then transfer to do law and go onto be a lawyer
Reply 2
You don't need A level Law to study Law at any UK University.
Pick the subject you will enjoy the most and where you feel the most confident of a high grade.
I would say apply for psychology and do a law conversion if you can

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