When choosing A-level subjects, it is important for you to consider the subjects that will provide you with the best foundation to succeed in your university degree and subsequent career training. Being a barrister requires high levels of in-depth analysis, which is often best learned from taking more traditional A-level subjects. The combination of A-levels can be an important aspect of your application. Consider those courses that are both of interest to you and that will challenge you academically.
Subjects that are not considered ‘core’ A-levels for competitive university admission may be considered likewise by Chambers. For example, while many school students take A-level Law because they believe it will add to their law application, this subject does not necessarily add to an application if you do not have the basics in other areas, such as English, which is needed to excel in legal careers. In addition, certain law degrees may require you to have an understanding of specific subject matter. For example, if you are considering a university degree course in combined language and law, it may require an A-level in that specific A-level language for admission.