Law A Level
|Mode of study||Academic A Level|
|Campus||Welsh Bridge Campus|
|Start date||September 2021|
|Course code||LAW-AL (2123)|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
A Level Law (Politics, Sociology)
Previous school: Shrewsbury Academy
Law can be a challenging A Level, but it is worth it and I thrive when being pushed. The resources are great here and the support is amazing - I picked SCG after coming to an Open Evening. The aspect I find
most interesting to study is manslaughter cases and I have especially enjoyed learning about battered woman syndrome. I would like to become a solicitor or barrister in family law so I will be going to study Law at Edge Hill University.
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