Law, A Level
This programme will develop your understanding of the legal system, covering aspects of criminal law, tort (negligence), and human rights. 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, Supreme Court and the Houses of Parliament. We also arrange for guest speakers to talk to you about their roles in the justice system.
How will I be assessed?
You will sit exams in your second year.
What could I do after this course?
You could apply to study law at university. You could also study Law LLB at University Centre Weston and UWE Bristol or take other programmes at the College - including our Chartered Institute of Legal Executives programme, which allows you to qualify as a legal executive.
Five GCSEs at grade 9-4, including English and maths.
Take a look at a day in the life of our A-level student Rosie!
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Legal Professional n.e.c.
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What our students say
Rosie, A Level - Psychology, Sociology and Business Studies
College is a time to aspire and dream, and what makes Weston different is that they help you every step of the way to reach those dreams.
FORMER SCHOOL: Clevedon School.
Rosie is set to study Human and Social Sciences at Cardiff University