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will top unis (oxbridge, LSE, etc.) see these as competitive a levels?

To preface, i’m in year 11 and im trying to figure out what would make a strong application for a law degree.

ultimately, i’ve settled on: Sociology, English Lit and Law

would these subjects make a good application? And is sociology seen as an academic and competitive subject? Thank you in advance!
Original post by Han.oth
To preface, i’m in year 11 and im trying to figure out what would make a strong application for a law degree.
ultimately, i’ve settled on: Sociology, English Lit and Law
would these subjects make a good application? And is sociology seen as an academic and competitive subject? Thank you in advance!

I think as long as you have one humanity in terms of a-levels for law applications your fine, like in terms f subject requirements for most unis, as a matter of fact lots of ppl transfer over to do law degrees from totally other degrees. It may be even better to have once stem subject because it shows a diversity in ability. In terms of the subjects you have taken, only english literature would be considered a fascilitating subject and im not too sure about u doing law a-level for law because no univeristy requests this and im pretty sure some unis even say they would prefer u dont do law for a-level. Also I dont think sociology is seen as a academic and tough subject, satistically i think its considered one of the easier a-levels.I would def keep the eng-lit , its academic, essay-based, shows critcial reading and writing ability-transferable skills, in terms of the other two....im not too sure like i personally wouldnt do law for sure...sociology i think could be fine if you had one other fasciliating and academic subject as a third a-level. I would advise you research your options and take a look at what unis are looking for, in the end only u can make the decision of what a-levels ur doing. There may not be specific subjects required for law but in my opinion some top universities do have prefrences.I hope my advise helped, i gave it based on what i would do honestly...🙂 Good luck!
(edited 1 month ago)
Ignore most of the advice above.

There are no specific subjects required for Law.
Many people find an essay-based subject is useful for skills and LNAT but it is not essential.
Pick three subjects that you will enjoy studying and where you feel confident of top grades.

(LSE still clings to the idea of 'traditional subjects' - there is a list under 'A levels' here Admissions information (lse.ac.uk) but this just another weird thing about LSE. If you look at other leading Unis for Law, they will accept any three subjects.)
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Original post by McGinger
Ignore most of the advice above.
There are no specific subjects required for Law.
Many people find an essay-based subject is useful for skills and LNAT but it is not essential.
Pick three subjects that you will enjoy studying and where you feel confident of top grades.
(LSE still clings to the idea of 'traditional subjects' - there is a list under 'A levels' here Admissions information (lse.ac.uk) but this just another weird thing about LSE. If you look at other leading Unis for Law, they will accept any three subjects.)


thank you so much

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