Law (A Level)

Law is a dynamic and ever-developing subject, which affects each aspect of our day-to-day lives. This includes our relationships with other people, the workplace, traffic laws and the food we eat, as well as our rights if arrested.

Studying Law enables you to understand how the society that you live in operates, as well as the sanctions imposed if laws are broken. The subject is very popular with students who go on to study Law degrees, but it is also good preparation for many higher education courses.

This course can lead to various occupations such as the Police, Prison Service or Social Work.

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Course Insight Subject Highlights

Topics you will study:
  • Parliamentary law making
  • Statutory interpretation
  • Delegated legislation
  • Criminal courts and lay people
  • The legal profession and legal funding
  • Non-fatal offences against the person
  • Negligence
  • Murder and manslaughter
  • Non-fatal offences against the person
  • Concepts of law
Progression Routes – What’s in it for me?

A large number of our students progress onto Law Degrees both LLB and combined honours programmes at local and national universities as well as degrees in Criminology, Criminal Justice and Forensic Science. Law students are also able to access Legal apprenticeships and many of our former students have now graduated and work in the industry as lawyers in small and large commercial practices, specialising in areas such as family law, business law as well as criminal law. Some of our former students are now partners in law firms across the country.

Assessment:                Awarding Body:

Exams -100%                               AQA

Results 2016: 95%



Key Features:
  • Law is an interesting academic subject that students can study.
  • It allows learners to learn about numerous areas of law as well as how the legal system operates.
  • Those who study A Level Law begin to develop legal analysis, critical analysis and problem solving skills, which develop further if they progress to study Law or another related degree at university, or support learners as they progress into the work place.
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How we will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…

Studying Law at the Sixth Form College will support your research, problem solving and analytical and evaluation skills as well as independence and resilience. Law students will get the chance to visit the Houses of Parliament as well as local law courts. You will be assessed in class in a variety of methods from mock trials to sentencing activities as well as playing games related to law making to support your learning.

What our students say…

“Studying this amazing subject has helped me to understand why we have laws in this country and the teachers have been really positive in developing my understanding and helping me achieve.”

“The teachers subject knowledge as well as the support and feedback provided helps us to make good progress.”