Law is a captivating and thought-provoking A Level that provides a fantastic insight into what it would be like to study Law at University. This course is ideal if you are interested in pursuing further study or a career in the legal sector. It is also a fascinating course if you are interested in current affairs and want to develop your understanding of them and why the law deals with things in certain ways.
All students studying A Levels must have at least five GCSEs at grade A* - C (grade 9 - 5 under the new structure) in academic subjects. Two of these must be grade 6 (grade B). Specifically for Law, you must have GCSE English Language at grade 6 (grade B) or above.
Law can be studied in either your first or second year as an AS qualification, or over two years as a full A Level.
You will study the following topics:
• The nature of Law and the English legal system
• Criminal Law including fatal and non-fatal offences
• Law of tort including negligence and nuisance
• Human rights
You can study Law with A Levels and/or BTEC Certificates. It goes particularly well with subjects such as English and History. The course content also links well with Politics, Psychology and Sociology.
There will be visits by guest speakers including barristers and solicitors, and visits to both local courts and the Supreme Court in London. We run a number of competitions from essay writing to the case card challenge. New for 2019/20 is our mooting competition with the best team winning a day with a barrister in their chambers - a rare opportunity!
A Level Law is assessed by three examinations at the end of the two-year course. However, all learners are given the opportunity to also gain an AS Level at the end of their first year by sitting two 1 hour 30 minute examinations, to help you to know that this is the right course for you.
A Level Law is excellent preparation for a Law degree or other humanities-related degrees. Further professional training can lead to qualification as a barrister or solicitor. Students may also progress to apprenticeships in the legal sector.
Success Rates on courses for 16-18 year-olds nearly 7% better than national average*