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Law A Level - Level 3

Overview

What makes someone liable for murder rather than manslaughter? What does a juror do in a trial? Do judges make law and should they make law? How far does our law reflect a common morality?

The study of law is full of questions such as these. In A Level Law you will explore law making and the legal system, as well as learn a number of areas of substantive law in relation to both criminal and civil liability.

There are laws governing almost every part of our lives and this course provides an introduction to how these laws are enforced.

Based at the new Mansfield and Ashfield Sixth Form College, Chesterfield Road from September 2021.

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Entry requirements

Five GCSEs with at least grade 4/C including English language, maths and a humanities subject such as history, geography or reglious studies. 

You will need to supply a written reference from your school/college teacher and/or a current school or college report with an indication of your attendance pattern and achievements. This will need to be uploaded to your myVISION account by the end of May.

Following your application you will normally be offered a place to study A Levels subject to achieving the entry requirements and attending a welcome taster.

Start dates and fees

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September 20214446Apply online

How long is the course?

A Level qualifications last two years.

How will I be assessed?

This course is assessed solely by examination, with exams scheduled for May/June at the end of the second year.

Success rates

A Level pass rate 2020 - 100%.

What does the course lead to?

A qualification in law is useful in many different industries and for a wide variety of job types. Options would include the police, prison service, probation, paralegal, legal executive and social services, legal secretary, legal accounts or work within HR, administration or marketing.

What will I study?

The core modules of the A Level course will include:

  • The English legal system.
  • An in-depth study of criminal law, concentrating on offences against the person, fatal offences and property offence.
  • Study also extends to cover the law of tort and contract law, which includes the study of everyday agreements and customer rights. 
  • Case studies will be used to link the theory to real life, giving you practical experience that is useful for a range of sectors and progression to university-level study. 

You can expect to develop your skills in strategic thinking and logic as you progress on the course.

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

What can I go on to study?

The A Level would be the first step towards becoming a solicitor, legal executive or a barrister with further study at university level.

How do I apply?

You don’t need to apply for each subject area you are interested in. Once we have received your application form we will invite you into college for an interview or audition where we will be able to discuss every aspect of the course you have chosen, as well as any alternatives you may be considering. You will also have the opportunity to visit the areas of the college used for your programme choice.

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Why choose West Notts?

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100% A Level pass rate in 2020

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Best A Level provider in Mansfield and Ashfield for student progress*

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction**

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An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area

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*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
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