To become a solicitor, your child will need to complete a qualifying law degree followed by a Legal Practice Course. They will then need to secure a training contract. If they don’t end up studying law at university they can take the Common Professional Exam or Graduate Diploma in Law conversion course followed by the Legal Practice Course. Before higher education you could also encourage your kids to enrol in classes such as debating to build their confidence and help with their critical thinking which will be so valuable to them in this field.
During GCSEs or Standard Grades, you could opt to study:
- Triple Science - Chemistry, Biology Physics
- Business Studies
- Religious Studies (Philosophy & Ethics)
For academic subjects such as A Levels or Highers, you could opt to study:
- Government & Politics
- Philosophy & Ethics
Related subjects include:
If your child is unsure of what to study at school you could encourage them to take subjects such as Biology, Chemistry, English Lit, Geography, History, Languages (Modern & Classical), Maths, Further Maths and Physics. These are ‘facilitating’ subjects which are required for large number of university courses and will allow them to keep their options open until they’re more certain of the career path they wish to go down.