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Course Overview

Law is an exciting and dynamic subjects which impacts upon everything that we do.

This course will help you to develop your critical thinking and analysis skills as well as developing the ability to ‘think like a lawyer’. Whether you’re choosing a career in law, or are just interested in how the legal system works, this course will help you to develop an understanding of the mechanics of law.



Course Topics

  • Law Making
  • Delegated Legislation
  • Statutory Interpretation
  • Judicial Precedent
  • Civil Courts
  • Criminal Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Criminal Courts and Lay People
  • The Judiciary
  • Legal Advice and Funding
  • Human Rights Law
  • Law and Justice
  • Law and Society

Course Features

Law allows learners to learn about numerous areas of law as well as how the legal system operates.

Students develop their knowledge and understanding of the English legal system and areas of both private and public law within England and Wales.

You will gain an understanding of the legal method and reasoning used by lawyers and the judiciary.

You will develop and apply the techniques of legal method and reasoning to analyse and offer answers to problems, based on legal principles, legislation and case law.

You will form the ability to construct conclusions and communicate legal arguments by reference to appropriate legal authorities.

By studying A Level Law you will begin to develop legal analysis, critical analysis and problem solving skills.


Exams – 100%

Awarding Body: OCR


2018 Results: 96%

Where Courses Become Careers

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.

Make your mark

How SFC 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.


If you are unsure what course you think you should choose or what career you would like to aspire towards then contact Admissions:

T: 01782 854221