Law (GCSE)

Law is an ever-changing and dynamic subject. It affects every aspect of our day to day lives and an understanding of rights and responsibilities is incredibly useful.

This course is designed to give learners an understanding of the role of law in society and how it affects them. The four taught modules are designed to enable learners to become more aware of their rights and responsibilities in the workplace and wider-society.


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Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College students

Course Insight Subject Highlights

Topics you will study
  • Module 1: Criminal Courts and Processes Module
  • Module 2: Civil Liberties and Human Rights Module
  • Module 3: Employment Rights and Responsibilities Module
  • Module 4: Consumer Rights and Responsibilities
Progression Routes – What’s in it for me?

GCSE Law is an ideal preparation for those who aspire to study Law at a higher level. Students who complete GCSE Law can progress onto BTEC Applied Law or A Level Law.

Assessment:                        Awarding Body:

Exams – 100%                                        OCR




Key Features

GCSE Law will help to develop the following skills:

  • Making informed decisions
  • Investigating legal issues and historic cases
  • Debating key legal concepts
  • Developing critical thinking skill
  • Mooting and sentencing tasks
  • Access to guest speakers and trips.

You will also benefit from the College’s good links with local university providers.

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How we will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…

This course will help you to develop your independent learning and research skills, communication skills such as literacy, oracy and presentation skills as well as resilience, critical and reflective thinking.