A Level Law aims to help you to develop legal skills by studying the nature of law, legal issues and the English legal system, and private and public areas of substantive law.
You will learn how to analyse legal scenarios and develop legal arguments using case law. You will study different areas of private and public areas of law where you will analyse, apply, and evaluate the legal rules and principles of that area of law. You will apply legal rules to scenarios and formulate reasoned arguments which will be concise and logical legal arguments which are substantiated by legal authority, using appropriate legal terminology.
The A Level covers; Criminal, Tort, and Human Rights law.
The course will be taught through in class lectures, debates, seminars, group-discussions, and workshops over three one and a half sessions per week. Modules include:
3.1 The nature of the law and the English legal system
3.2 Criminal Law
3.5 Human Rights (Elective, subject to change)
You will need:
This course is assessed by three, two-hour exams, a combination of multiple choice, short answer and extended written questions.
If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
Law A level will provide a route into university for many different degree courses.