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Business, Law & Economics

Business, Law & Economics

Mode of study Academic A Level
Duration 2 Years
Campus Welsh Bridge Campus
Start date September 2021
Course code LAW-AL (2123)

  • Entry Requirements

    A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language.

  • What does the course involve?

    The law may be simplistically defined as rules that society as a whole is required to follow and which may be enforced in the courts. The law is not fixed however and it evolves with changes in society. The course develops knowledge and understanding of the English legal system and includes guest speakers from universities and law firms.

    Year 1
    You will learn how laws are made, the court system and the roles and responsibilities of those who work in the courts and the differences between civil and criminal law. Building on this, you will learn actual legal principles that can be applied to real life situations in both criminal and civil law. In criminal law you will learn about Assault, GBH and Wounding and, in civil law you will learn about negligence, claims for psychiatric harm and how contracts are formed.

    Year 2
    You will study both criminal and civil law in more depth including the law on murder, manslaughter, theft, occupiers liability and breach of contract. You will also learn to make connections between law and related concepts e.g. justice and morality. Students will go on trips to local and national courts including a university visit to participate in a mock Supreme Court hearing. Opportunities to be involved in Mooting and Debating societies.

  • How is the course assessed?

    Three 2 hour exams at the end of year two.

  • Additional Notes

    Students go on to study Law at university as a single discipline or combined with humanities subjects. Careers in the legal profession, accounting, government services or business management or students have also progressed to Legal Apprenticeships. Many previous students have achieved 1st or 2:1 Law degrees and commented how well prepared they were. In Year 1 students observe criminal trials in local courts.

  • Further Information

    In Year 2 students visit The Old Bailey and Royal Courts of Justice to observe national cases. Local solicitors provide advice on routes into the legal profession and Worcester and Staffordshire University give insights into studying Law or a related subject at degree level.

  • What do I do next?

    You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button and then add an additional 2 or 3 subjects to make up your academic programme. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study on the application page. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 260401 or email: