Law A Level
|Mode of study||Academic A Level|
|Campus||Welsh Bridge Campus|
|Start date||4 September 2023|
|Course code||LAW-AL (2325)|
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language.
What does the course involve?
The Law informs and influences every aspect of our society and with our A Level course you’ll find out how it shapes our lives. We can offer you fantastic resources to aid your law studies and our specialist A Level Law teaching staff will support you through the course to achieve your potential. You will develop knowledge and understanding of the English legal system and meet guest speakers from universities and law firms. Our course helps prepare students for a range of higher education courses and careers.
The Law may be simplistically defined as rules that society 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.
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 the assault, GBH and wounding whereas 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.
How is the course assessed?
Three 2 hour exams at the end of year two.
100% Exam. AQA specification.
Many of our students have gone onto university, achieving a First or 2:1 and commented on how well prepared they were by taking this course. Many of our students study Law at university as a single discipline or combined with humanities subjects, and others progressed to careers in the legal profession, accounting, government services, business management or into legal apprenticeships.
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 two or three subjects to make up your academic programme. You can also apply for a second, alternative vocational programme of study via a separate application. 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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