Law, A Level
A Level Law is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the legal system and to prepare you for future studies and a successful career in the field of law. Throughout this course, you will explore a wide range of legal concepts, principles, and practices, equipping you with essential knowledge and skills to navigate the complexities of the legal landscape.
The course curriculum covers various key areas of law, including criminal law, human rights law, tort law, and legal systems. You'll delve into each of these areas, gaining a deep understanding of the legal theories, principles, and frameworks that underpin them. You'll also learn about the importance of legal ethics, the rule of law, and the impact of legal decisions on society.
As part of your course, you will have the opportunity to take part in the National Bar Mock Trial Competition, competing against other colleges and showcasing your advocacy skills in court. You will receive insights into what it truly means to work in the legal sector by attending talks from local judges, CPS prosecutors, law firms, universities, and legal apprenticeship providers.
Law A Level will not only equip you with a solid foundation of legal knowledge but also develop transferable skills such as critical analysis, logical reasoning, research, and effective communication.
WHAT DOES THIS COURSE INVOLVE
This programme will develop your understanding of the legal system, covering aspects of criminal law, tort (negligence), and human rights law. You will also learn how and why laws are created, with consideration of justice, morality, and the power of judges to make laws. You will have the opportunity to witness the law in action by visiting local magistrates’ courts, the Royal Courts of Justice, the Old Bailey, Supreme Court, and the Houses of Parliament. We also arrange for guest speakers to talk to you about their roles in the justice system.
This programme is part of a Sixth Form offer, learners typically choose three or four A Level subjects to study over a two-year period. Which A Levels you study can affect your choices at university and your future career. Take a look here at our other A Level programmes
You will sit 3 external exams in your second year.
You could apply to study law at university. You could progress onto other programmes at the College, including our Chartered Institute of Legal Executives programme, which allows you to qualify as a legal executive. There are also numerous legal apprentices available.
Five GCSEs at grade 9-4, including 5 in both English Language and English Literature
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