About the course
This A Level is included as either a CORE or a RECOMMENDED subject in one of our 14 suggested A Level pathways. You can find out more about these in our Prospectus or A Level guide. However, if timetabling allows for it, you can undertake any combination of three A Levels.
At no time has the relationship between the courts, parliament and the government been under such close scrutiny as it has in the context of Brexit and we will focus particularly on the relationship of these three vital arms of government.
You will learn to think clearly, and improve your writing skills, in order to communicate your thought processes effectively. You will cover topics such as: English Legal System, Sources of Law, Criminal Law, The Law of Contract and Tort.
We make use of textbooks, newspaper articles, electronic media and other material.
You will study the course for 4.5 -5 (first year is 4.5 hours and second year is 5) hours per week and should expect to spend an additional 4.5 hours per on homework and private study. Mock exams are held during the first year (In Feb/March), but do not count towards the final A Level. Exams for the whole A level are held in May or June of the second year.
Two GCSE grades 6/B, including English Language and three GCSEs at grade 5/C or above.
Law is relevant to many careers: banking, accountancy, estate agency, insurance, any business career, and of course the Law itself. Although A Level Law is not a requirement for entry to the legal profession, it could help you to decide whether or not you want to pursue this career idea. Most universities now welcome students with evidence of prior study of Law at any level.
The study of Law demonstrates your ability to think logically and express yourself clearly which is attractive to employers.
Work experience and employability
This course does not contain a work experience component, but has other activities to help you develop employability skills. If you would like to undertake a work placement alongside your studies our Employability Team can help. By way of enrichment, trips to Parliament and the Supreme Court are organised every year and students are encouraged to take part.
What additional resources will I need?
You are encouraged to buy your own textbooks and e-books. Law journals are available in the library; we do not recommend that you buy them yourself. You should consider buying or reading a daily newspaper such as The Times, Guardian, or The Independent.
This course is free to students aged 16-18.
Students aged 19+ will usually be charged a tuition fee, unless they meet certain eligibility criteria for fee remission. For those paying, an Advanced Learner Loan may be available. For further advice on fees, waivers and loans, please contact the Fees Co-Ordinator at Queens Drive.
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