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Transfering A Level

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
I'm currently at college doing A level business studies and Philosophy. The thing is I want to transfer from business studies to Law, and I was just wondering about other peoples experience of changing classes.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Oh dear god please dont do Law!!! Unless you've actually seen some of the stuff you do and know about it and are still intersted!! I did it for about 3 week and i nearly died of boredom!! Although whatever floats your boat :p lol!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Law A'Level is not interesting, and actually makes it harder to get onto a Law LLB course.

    If you want to do a Law degree switch to History.
  • littlemissylittlemissy knit chick Posts: 9,972
    Originally posted by Kermit
    Law A'Level is not interesting, and actually makes it harder to get onto a Law LLB course.

    why does doing law a level make it harder to get onto an LLB course? surely it would be extremely helpful :confused:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    they prefer you to have an open mind when you go onto your course and have more knowledge than just law

    history is easily best for that, requires you to analyse real life situations and debate them without actual law
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    As placebo says, they want you to have skill not knowledge.

    They want you to know how to look critically at evidence, and the Law A'Level does not do this. When you join an LLB course they assume you have no knowledge other than general knowledge, so doing the A'Level is not an advantage in this respect, and it does not give you the skills you need.

    Several tutors at Durham have told me this.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    apparently loads of specialist degrees are like that.

    see, with an A level, you're effectively learning the same kind of stuff, but it's all dumbed down and compressed. so when you come to learn the same thing at degree level, you think you know it all. and you don't.

    so in subject like law, they prefer people with transferrable skills. english, history, classics, politics. anything can work.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I have it on good authority that a Law A'Level actually makes it harder to get onto the Durham LLB course.

    Mind, these are the same tutors who ran a mock of the new test for Legal degrees, and failed it.
  • littlemissylittlemissy knit chick Posts: 9,972
    Originally posted by Kermit
    As placebo says, they want you to have skill not knowledge.

    They want you to know how to look critically at evidence, and the Law A'Level does not do this. When you join an LLB course they assume you have no knowledge other than general knowledge, so doing the A'Level is not an advantage in this respect, and it does not give you the skills you need.

    Several tutors at Durham have told me this.

    I suppose when you put it that way it does make sense. I just thought it would be a bit of an advantage and look quite good on your application; shows dedication, keeness etc.
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