Law

Summary

This two-year A Level Law course explores the workings of the English legal system looking at both the procedural and substantive side of the law. In your first year, you will explore criminal law, including case law and legislation, testing your understanding mainly using scenario questions. You will also explore the systems and processes which underpin the English legal system such as precedence and how judges interpret statutes. In your second year, you will study tort law and human rights law.

Level: A Level (level 3)

Course Details

Begin with the end in mind

POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS:
Solicitor, barrister, legal executive, police, civil service professional and teacher.

POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS:
Law, Criminology, Business Studies, Accounting, Criminology, History, Sociology.

Topics you'll cover

YEAR ONE:

  • The structure of the Welsh and English legal systems
  • Criminal and civil law
  • Legal personnel
  • Legal funding
  • Criminal law including offences against the person and property offences

YEAR TWO:

  • Rules and theory of the law of tort
  • Negligence – injury to people and damage to property
  • Human rights law
  • Provision of the European convention of human rights
  • Protection of human rights in the UK
  • Legal rules, principles, concepts and issues.

Assessment and Qualification

  • Three written exams
  • Exam board: AQA
  • A Level (level three).

Course entry requirements

At least five GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including English Language and Maths.

Additional information

FEES:

You will be expected to pay a course fee of £15 each year, which will cover the costs of materials and resources.

A copy of the course payment breakdown can be found here: course payment breakdown.