A Level Law
Law is a captivating and thought-provoking A Level that provides a fantastic insight into what it would be like to study Law at University. This course is ideal if you are interested in pursuing further study or a career in the legal sector. It is also a fascinating course if you are interested in current affairs and want to develop your understanding of them and why the law deals with things in certain ways.
Law can be studied in either your first or second year as an AS qualification, or over two years as a full A Level.
You will study the following topics:
- The nature of Law and the English legal system
- Criminal Law including fatal and non-fatal offences
- Law of tort including negligence and nuisance
- Contract Law
You can study Law with A Levels and/or BTEC Certificates.
All students studying A Levels should have at least five GCSEs at grade 9 – 5 in academic subjects. Two of these should be grade 6. Specifically for Law, you must have GCSE English Language at grade 6 or above.
There is no coursework for this A Level. Both AS and A Level are assessed through a series of written exams. There are three units in total. The examinations are a combination of essay questions and problem scenarios which the student is required to analyse in depth and apply their knowledge of the law to the situation.
A Level Law is excellent preparation for a Law degree or other humanities-related degrees. Further professional training can lead to qualification as a barrister or solicitor. Students may also progress to apprenticeships in the legal sector.
- LLB Law degree and ran his own successful employment law firm
- Examiner for AQA and OCR
- Appeared on GMTV, Tonight with Trevor McDonald and the BBC Money Programme