This two year linear course explores the workings of the English legal system. This includes law making, law reform and legal personnel as well as a detailed analysis of criminal law and negligence.

Level: A Level (level 3)

Course Details

Begin with the end in mind

Solicitor, barrister, legal executive, police, civil service professional and teacher.

Law, business studies, accounting, criminology and sociology.

University of Southampton’s ‘Pathway to Law’ scheme / ‘Access to Southampton’ scheme or Surrey University’s ‘In2Surrey’ scheme.

Topics you'll cover


  • 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



  • 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.

*The content of this qualification is under review and may result in changes to some of the topics listed above.

*The content of this qualification is under review and may result in changes to some of the topics listed above.

Assessment and Qualification

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

Course entry requirements

  • At least five GCSEs at grade 4 (including English)
  • Good school reference including attendance and behaviour
  • Making a good impression at the college pre-enrolment interview.

What students say about the course

"Law is by far my favourite course. It is so interesting and everything you thought you knew about the law is usually wrong! I enjoy discussing and debating cases with my classmates and also looking at the outcome of cases and deciding if you would have come to the same verdict. There are endless opportunities that come with taking law, and so many different routes to take once you finish the course."

Sophia Bailey, previously at Applemore Technology College


Additional information


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.