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A-Level Law

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

Develop your analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills through the study of legal rules and the structure and operation of the English legal system. You will also gain an understanding of legal method and reasoning for you to progress on to University or pursue a wide range of careers. You will study:

  • Law Making and the Legal System
  • Criminal Law and Tort Liability
  • Human Rights
  • Contract Law
  • Concepts of Law

This course in 100% exams based. 


What Does The Programme Include

You will be provided with module booklets to complete in class and in your own time. You will complete case studies, undertake research, look at contemporary legal issues in the news, complete practise exam questions and examinations. You will take part in a mock trial to provide you with an insight into the legal sector. Throughout the year you will be introduced to guest speakers from the law industry and take part in visits to local courts.

Entry Requirements

The standard requirements for A Levels is 5 GCSEs at Grade 5/​C or above as a minimum for humanities subjects and 6/​B in maths for all science subjects.

Each A Levels subject has its own additonal entry requirement, please see below:

Grade 6/​B or above in English Literature or English Lanaguage plus 6/​B in another humanity, plus 6/​B in one other subject.

Need to re-sit? No problem. If you don’t achieve a Grade 4/​C in GCSE maths or English, you’ll resit the exams with us and we’ll help you prepare.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

This is a linear subject which means it is examined externally entirely at the end of year two. There will be end of year exams in June of your first year which will determine your progress and whether you can enter the second year. During the two years of study, you will be regularly assessed under test conditions to practise being able to understand and respond to the questions asked in the correct time allocation so that you are fully prepared for the final exams. There is an assessment calendar for A levels which includes timed assessment every 4 to 5 weeks. Feedback gained from these assessments will help you to develop your skills, target your revision and where necessary enable us to provide additional support.

Potential Future Career

Example job roles:

  • Lawyer
  • Legal Executive
  • Barrister
  • HR Officer
  • Health and Safety Officer

Study further degrees in:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Human Rights Law
  • Criminology
  • Sociology
  • Apprenticeships are also available in Law and Business.


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Emily achieved A*, A, A, A* in Biology, Maths, Chemistry and her EPQ. The former Prince William School student progressed to The University of Nottingham to study Chemical Engineering.

Emily Hutchinson



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