Course Information

Law

Qualifications to start the course

Students must have five GCSEs including English, Mathematics and Science graded A* - C. Additional requirements for this subject: Students must have GCSE English at grade B or above.

Description of the subject

Laws are rules that help to keep society in order. Studying Law will give you the opportunity to explore what life would be like without laws and how people would treat one another. The study of Law will give you an insight into what your rights are in this country, the way the law operates and explains the role of key people within the legal system.

What you will do

The course consists of two units:

Unit 1:

Understanding Legal Values, Structures and Processes

  • Legal Values
  • Common Law and Equity
  • Criminal Courts and Process
  • Civil Courts and Process
  • Access to Justice: Funding

Unit 2:

Understanding Legal Reasoning, Personnel and Methods

  • European Law
  • Legalisation
  • Delegated Legalisation
  • Judicial Precedent
  • Statutory Interpretation
  • Personnel: Legal Professionals

Students will be assessed through two external examinations based on Units 1 and 2. Unit 1 will be assessed through the ability to write essays and Unit 2 will be assessed through Stimulus Response questions.

Future prospects

A Level Law can lead to the study of Law at degree level which can lead to careers in the Legal Profession. However, A Level Law is not only for those who want to do a Law degree. It is a useful foundation for many university courses including Humanities, Social Sciences, Politics, Business and Management.