In the first year you will learn about the nature of law, including the sources of law and the differences between criminal and civil law. You will also explore the English legal system, for example the courts, how law is made and reformed, and how you can qualify as a lawyer. You will be introduced to two areas of law, criminal law and tort law, and will learn to apply legal principles and cases to hypothetical scenarios.
In the second year you will focus on problem solving in criminal law, tort law and either human rights or contract law. You will also explore the role of law in society, study the relationship between law and morality and consider whether the law always achieves justice.
During the course you will have the opportunity to visit the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court, attend talks from visiting speakers and visit university law departments.
You will learn through a variety of methods including lectures, group work and individual research.
There will be regular tests and exam question practice. Assessment is by examination
We generally ask for a GCSE point score of 5 or above to study a two-year A Level programme.
This will ideally include a 5 or above in English and Maths.
Your average GCSE score will include the Grades for all your GCSE subjects, added together, then divided by the number of subjects you’ve taken.
Please note: If you have a GCSE point score between 4 and 5 you can access certain A Level subjects.
Specific entry requirements
GCSE Grade 5 or above in English Language.
Most students progress on to Higher Education to study a wide range of degree courses, including Law. After successful completion of a qualifying Law degree, you can then decide to continue training to become a solicitor or a barrister. Other career options could include the civil service, police, accountancy, the probation service, qualifying as a legal executive through the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) route and legal apprenticeships.