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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.

What does it combine with?


Start dates and fees

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September 20244446Apply online

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.


Entry requirements

You will need a total of 5 GCSEs at level 4 or above including:

  • English Language (Grade 4)
  • Maths (Grade 4)
  • A Humanities subject (Grade 4)
  • Plus, two other GCSEs at grade 4.

Study programmes - essential skills for employment

If you're a student between the ages of 16 and 18 (or 19 to 25 with an EHC Plan) we want to make sure you have the best possible chances of landing an awesome job once you finish college.

Students who haven't achieved a grade 4/C in GCSE maths or English to continue studying these subjects while you're here with us. By doing so, you'll be building a strong foundation of skills that will significantly boost your employability in the future.

Think of it as a chance to supercharge your knowledge and abilities. You'll be equipped with the tools necessary to tackle the world beyond college with confidence. Plus, we'll be right here to support you every step of the way.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.


How long is the course?

2 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.


What does the course lead to?

Careers are often pursued as a solicitor, barrister, judge, senior police officer, probation officer and more.


What can I progress onto?

Further study at university-level to become a barrister or solicitor. It can also create a good foundation for a Degree or Vocational Certificate/ Diploma in Law and Practice with CILEX.


Career opportunities


How do I apply?

You don’t need to apply for each A Level course you are interested in individually.

Once we have received your application form we will invite you into college where we will be able to discuss every aspect of the courses 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 course choices.

Apply online

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96.2% A Level pass rate in 2022.

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