If you’ve come to the point that you need to choose your AS Level subjects, but want to know what grades you’ll need to be accepted on to a degree level course to study law later on down the line, then read on because we’ve got some great advice for you.
As one of the most respected professions in the world, getting ahead in the law industry can be tough, but a place at one of the best universities can certainly help make things a little easier for you to start and break into the legal sector.
The grades you need to get a place on a law degree varies from university to university, but two things are very apparent and well worth knowing before you choose your AS or A Level subjects.
What’s in a grade?
The first thing you’ll need to know is that the higher your grades are, the more likely you are to be accepted by the university of your choice. Seems like common sense, but if you’re serious about making it in the law world, you’ll need to impress by getting good grades.
Secondly, universities don’t expect you to study any particular subject to get these grades and don’t have a wish list of A Level subjects that you should have studied to gain a place on the course. If English is your strong point, then aim to study this as an A Level option as it gives you a far better chance of getting the highest possible grades and also gives you plenty of experience writing essays – this is an integral skill you’ll need to hone in order to be successful at degree level.
Likewise, if chemistry is your thing, then don’t be afraid to choose this subject as you could find yourself working in a legal capacity for a chemicals company once you’ve graduated, given you have an appreciation for the work they do.
Writing a personal statement
One final tip is to consider taking one of our personal statement workshops when you’re coming to the end of your A Level studies. Not only will you discover what law schools look for in your personal statement and learn the skills to help your application stand out, but you’ll also uncover secret ways of targeting your chosen universities and get one-on-one help from real lawyers and UCAS experts to help you create a compelling personal statement.
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