What a levels are best to do if i want to do a law/english degree?

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Hi guys, I'm in year 11 but really interested in doing a Law LLB degree, or combined with English Literature or French, so I have 3 A-levels decided (Modern history, English Lit and French) but I'm undecided on the 4th, I've heard that a lot of the LNAT and most prestigious law unis don't like Law A-Levels, otherwise that would probably be my 4th choice, because the 1st year of the LLB is repetitive of A2 Law, so between Law, maths and geography WHAT SHOULD I TAKE? 

P.S My targets are all A*'s and I'm on all A*s and As, so grades aren't too much of an issue. 

Posted Mon 26th November, 2012 @ 19:52 by zoe3027

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depends on which Law school/university you want to go to

Personally, i would go for Law alevel because it gives you a taster of what is going to come in your degree, If you dont like law them you could always drop it at AS. I have a friend who has 4 (redbrick) universities offers because she did LAW Alevel and this did help her in her LNAT/personal statement. Remeber dont believe on what you hear, just email the university about the courses you want to do

when considering your choices think of a backup you could always fall to

hope that helps ^_^

Answered Tue 27th November, 2012 @ 23:16 by Ruby
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Law and English

Answered Wed 28th November, 2012 @ 14:53 by lewis
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i would say maths - it is an all-round subject that will help you will lots of careers. Just bear in mind that even though we get great grades at GCSE, alevel it very different. I got 7A*s and 3As at GCSE, but I still struggled when I started my AS levels. I even had to drop a subject, because the workload is very different to that at GCSE - there is so much more to do, in very little time. 

I did biology, chemistry, physics, history and extended project, but I had to drop history. History is not difficult - it has a huge workload though. 

If I were you, I'd take Modern history, English lit, French and maths - and then if you struggle just drop one. 

Good luck!

Answered Tue 27th November, 2012 @ 10:23 by Former Member
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Thanks guys :) Yeah a lot of different people have said different things about Law A Level so I'm not really sure what to believe about it. 

Answered Wed 28th November, 2012 @ 07:31 by zoe3027
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i think for you maths would be a good idea, as i is useful for what ever career you want, personally i'd be rubbish at it, but thats just me:)

Answered Tue 27th November, 2012 @ 10:32 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR