A teacher with extensive practical experience in the field.
Court trip and guest speakers about qualifying and working in law.
Law can be defined as the rules that society is required to follow; as such it may change as society changes. The study of law will enhance your understanding of social science subjects and provide a solid platform from which you can develop your evaluative and analytical skills.
This course explores legal principles and aims to give students an understanding of legal methods and reasoning. You will examine the sources of English law, the criminal courts and the role that qualified professionals play in the criminal justice system. In addition, you will study non-fatal offences against the person and the law of negligence and occupier’s liability. Areas such as crime and civil law are then pursued in more depth in the second year. Topics include murder, manslaughter, and specific types of negligence including psychiatric harm and medical negligence. You will also have the opportunity to study the law of contract or human rights.
A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above including English.
Other A Levels
Law combines well with Business Studies, History, English, Modern Languages and Psychology. It is also ideal for students who want to study science, but not specialise in one.
There is a £20 material fee cost for this course.
Where will my course lead?
Undergraduate study in both Law and related disciplines, such as Business, Criminology, Sociology and History are obvious academic routes of progression. Vocational progression into Law via ILEX or paralegal routes is also assisted.
Please note: A Level Law is not a facilitating subject for Russell Group Universities or a requirement for progression to Law courses at university level. However, if you choose to progress to employment, options are broad and, besides leading to a career in the legal profession, include the civil service, trainee paralegal and trainee social worker. A number of students have entered business ﬁelds such as accountancy, marketing, personnel, etc.