What Are the Oxford Law Entry Requirements?
The Oxford Law entry requirements are made up of 3 elements: your grades, admissions test results and your performance at interview.
Oxford law entry requirements: the grades
The standard offer for law at Oxford is:
- AAA at A Level;
- AAB or AA and an additional Higher at grade A in Advanced Highers;
- 38 (including core points) with a minimum of 666 at HL in IB;
- Or any other equivalent.
If you receive an offer, your place at the university is usually conditional on you achieving these grades.
The Oxford law entry requirements do not dictate that you study any particular subjects at A Level or equivalent. It is unnecessary to study law before applying. However, it is helpful to pick a subject that involves writing essays, such as History or Philosophy. This will enable you to develop skills that will be useful on the Oxford law course including the ability to construct an argument and write clearly.
However, the Oxford law entry requirements do need you to demonstrate that you are numerate. You can demonstrate this with a C or 4 grade in GCSE Mathematics or with other appropriate evidence.
When you submit your UCAS application, your grades (such as your GCSEs) will be considered in the context of your prior education, residential postcode, and care background. If, for example, your school performs below the national average or you live in an area where not many people go to university, you will be strongly recommended to be invited for interview. If you are successful at interview and given a conditional offer such as AAA at A Level, you must still achieve AAA at A Level to take your place on the course.
Oxford law entry requirements: the admissions test
Under the Oxford law entry requirements, it is essential that you take the National Admissions Test for Law (LNAT). Oxford uses the LNAT to assess your aptitude for the skills required to study law. The LNAT is split into two sections, section A and section B. Section A is a multiple-choice section. Following the test, you will receive a mark out of 42 and this number will be sent to Oxford. Section B is an essay question. You will not receive a mark for this section, but your essay will be sent to Oxford for the tutors to assess. In this essay, the tutors want to see that you can argue persuasively and reach a conclusion.
Oxford law entry requirements: the interview
After the Oxford admissions tutors have considered your application, you might be invited to an interview. Your application is made up of your GCSE grades, personal statement, LNAT score and essay, predicted grades and references.
At interview, your academic ability and potential will be assessed. The tutors use the interview to find out how you think, rather than test your current knowledge. They want to know if you can put forward a justified argument and consider the counter-argument. It is also an opportunity to see if the Oxford tutorial system suits you.
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