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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 methods and reasoning for you to progress on to university or pursue a wide range of careers.


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 additional entry requirements, please see below:

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

Worried about your grades?

Whatever your results, we want to assure you that extenuating circumstances will be considered should you not have the grades indicated above. 

We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you.

One of the ways we do this is through a very effective 6 weeks to success programme’ that operates from the first day you start your course. This includes support such as (but not limited to):

  • Allowing you to change courses if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks
  • Moving you between course levels if you are finding your current level too easy /​too hard
  • Incorporating English and maths GCSE resits in to your timetable if you don’t meet the grades you need
  • One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieving well

Our course enquiries and admissions team are available remotely throughout this unprecedented period. They can be contacted at enquiries@​stamford.​ac.​uk should you have any further questions.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

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.

Additional Information

You will study 3 A Level subjects, plus tutorial and career development sessions. Each subject has 6 hours per week contact time, with approximately 4 hours of independent study. 

Unfortunately we cannot accept students who only want to study a single A Level subject due to funding limitations.

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.

Course Content

You will study the following units:

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


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