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Law UCAS points

Hi, I am in y12 and have around 256 UCAS points (predictions) which russel group unis would be best to apply too for law. I have a prediction of AAB but extra ucas points from many extra curricular.
Reply 1
You don't get 'extra UAS points' for extra-curricular activities.

(And you could just try looking up the entry requirements on University websites like everyone else does.)
Original post by student1374
Hi, I am in y12 and have around 256 UCAS points (predictions) which russel group unis would be best to apply too for law. I have a prediction of AAB but extra ucas points from many extra curricular.

AAB is unlikely to get you into good RG universities and RG type universities dont use UCAS points. Have a look through ucas search that will tell you what grades top universities will require but you will be lucky to get into any top university with those.
Reply 3
I have done LAMDA exams and an EPQ that has gotten me ucas points. I was just wondering if my AAB will be an issue (esp the B) considering I have around 100 extra UCAS points from extra stuff.
The majority of universities especially leading ones dont use the UCAS points system. They rely on grades. Any university that asks for AAA-ABB isnt going to use UCAS points and you need to stop thinking it is going to help you. It wont at that level. An EPQ sometimes allows a grade lower but not all universities accept that. You will need to check each individual university's entrance requirements. Drama points wont count towards your grades.
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A number of universities especially in London rely on the LNAT for Law so in addition to your A levels you will need to check whether the university requires this. As an example Bristol scores 20% GCSE, 40% A level 40% LNAT. Most RG universities will look for either A*AA or AAA. It is possible some may accept AAB with an A in EPQ but you will need to check the entry requirements. There are only 24 RG universities so it shouldnt take that long.
Reply 6
Original post by student1374
I have done LAMDA exams and an EPQ that has gotten me ucas points. I was just wondering if my AAB will be an issue (esp the B) considering I have around 100 extra UCAS points from extra stuff.

You can't use extra UCAS points when a Uni is asking for specific grades.

And, even if it is a 'points' Uni, often those Unis will only accept LAMDA exams etc for performing arts degrees.
Top universities for law offer in grades and in some cases grades and lnat. Extra points from ballet or music etc are irrelevant as it’s not a points offer. Some may drop a grade for an A or Astar EPQ.
AAB look at Queens Belfast RG. Usually AAA but have said may be more flexibility if drop a grade - they want GB students.
Leicester and Lancaster well regarded for law, decent rankings but not RG so AAB offers.
Check contextual lots of schools in Bristol list for example.
Birmingham was one that has dropped a grade for EPQ in some cases this year.
Original post by swanseajack1
AAB is unlikely to get you into good RG universities and RG type universities dont use UCAS points. Have a look through ucas search that will tell you what grades top universities will require but you will be lucky to get into any top university with those.

Many ppl mistake the RG for a UK equivalent of the Ivy League. With the exception of Oxbridge, KCL, UCL, LSE and ICL, almost all RGs will give a conditional offer to anyone with a pulse. On the other hand, the Ivies, the uni with the highest acceptance rate, Cornell with a 7% offer rate, is still in the single digits.

A good case study is my cousin, who is reading Law at Nottingham. He's barely scraping a 2:2 and his parents gave a £50 lakh donation to UoN. Similar with almost all HK Sindhis, who are either at Exeter or Notts, whose parents give handsome donations upwards of £10 lakh in exchange for admission for their child to enter.
Reply 10
Original post by dixiechick1975
Top universities for law offer in grades and in some cases grades and lnat. Extra points from ballet or music etc are irrelevant as it’s not a points offer. Some may drop a grade for an A or Astar EPQ.
AAB look at Queens Belfast RG. Usually AAA but have said may be more flexibility if drop a grade - they want GB students.
Leicester and Lancaster well regarded for law, decent rankings but not RG so AAB offers.
Check contextual lots of schools in Bristol list for example.

Please explain how a Uni would include LNAT in their offer since LNAT is taken before the Uni would make you an offer.
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Original post by student1374
Hi, I am in y12 and have around 256 UCAS points (predictions) which russel group unis would be best to apply too for law. I have a prediction of AAB but extra ucas points from many extra curricular.

Check to see your eligibility for contextual offers, I would not advise you to rely upon this for definite thought. For example my predicted grades are A*A*A and an A* in EPQ and I have an offer from Durham for law of AAB despite a typical offer being A*AA due to qualifying for a contextual offer. May be worth looking into because I didn’t think I qualified for this but apparently I do. All of the top Unis for Law do not use UCAS points as an entry requirement but instead set grades which they expect you to achieve. More advice: If you are thinking off applying to one of the top law Unis start your LNAT prep now.
Original post by McGinger
Please explain how a Uni would include LNAT in their offer since LNAT is taken before the Uni would make you an offer.

The universities get the lnat results when you sit. Candidates only get results Feb. So received offer from lnat uni Nov 23 AAA. So didn’t know score but knew it was acceptable to that Uni.
Original post by Dixiechick1975
The universities get the lnat results when you sit. Candidates only get results Feb. So received offer from lnat uni Nov 23 AAA. So didn’t know score but knew it was acceptable to that Uni.

Quite. So LNAT doesnt form part of that offer - ie. 'AAA plus xx in LNAT' which is what your wording suggested.
I didn’t say they offer as a set lnat grade? They don’t. Glasgow’s offer for example was conditional on AAA and a satisfactory Lnat pass.

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