The stronger the grades you have, the better chance of getting into law school, which will get you closer to becoming a lawyer. Law school requires the very best of grades. Primarily A’s…maybe a few B’s and most likely no C’s.
You’ll need to take the primary GCSEs including high-end mathematics (think Algebra) as well as essay-level English classes, where you’ll get used to being able to write good quality essays. There are other GCSEs that you can take that will help you to be considered moreover than other students including history, politics, science and potentially a foreign language.
Lawyers and law students should be well-rounded so that in the future, they can take on a range of different legal cases. Depending on exactly what field of law you are planning on practicing. If you want to practice environmental law, than you may want to take some environmental science courses. You may also want to consider business for corporate law and so on.
The GCSEs you need will vary from student to student and even depending upon the college you want to get into. As you’re planning out your education, it’s important to find out all that you can before it’s too late. Talk to colleges to see what they recommend. It may also be beneficial to talk to local lawyers that are practicing similar law to what you want to and ask which GCSEs they took.