What will I study?
Component One – The legal system and criminal law:
Introduces students to the legal system and familiarises them to the concept of liability through an introduction to criminal law.
This component is split into two sections – Section A: the legal system and Section B: criminal law.
Component Two – Law making and the law of tort:
Introduces students to the law making and familiarises them to the concept of liability through an introduction to the law of tort.
This component is split into two sections – Section A: law making and Section B: the law of tort.
Component Three – The nature of law and contract law:
Enables students to extend their study of law. They will explore and consider in more detail the nature of law and develop their legal knowledge through the study of contract law.
This component is split into two sections – Section A: the nature of law and Section B: contract law.
A number of day and half-day visits to the Magistrates' Court and the Crown Court.
There is no charge for visits to local courts.
Law is 100% exam assessed and is heavily 'text based' so it is important that students are comfortable with learning based on lots of reading and writing.
Grade 5 English Language Grade 3 Maths.
Minimum average GCSE score required 4.5.
Useful Supporting Courses
Law is a natural partner to the study of English Language/Literature and History at A Level but the syllabus content also connects well with subjects such as Criminology, Psychology and Sociology.
Many students aspire to careers as solicitors or barristers. However, Law is an appropriate A Level for other careers, such as business, journalism, the civil service, forensic science and various areas within both the civil and criminal justice systems. This is because the qualification demonstrates that you have strong analytical, problems solving and communication skills.
Advice Worker, Solicitor, Legal Executive, Human Resource Manager.