Law A Level


What will I learn?

Component One: The legal system and criminal law
Introduces learners to the legal system and familiarises them to the concept of liability through an introduction to criminal law. This component is split into two sections – Section A: the legal system and Section B: criminal law.

Component Two: Law making and the law of tort
Introduces learners to the law making and familiarises them to the concept of liability through an introduction to the law of tort. This component is split into two sections – Section A: law making and Section B: the law of tort.

Component Three: The nature of law and human rights law
Enables learners to extend their study of law. They will explore and consider in more detail the nature of law and develop their legal knowledge through the study of human rights law. This component is split into two sections – Section A: the nature of law and Section B: human rights law.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including grade 5 in English and grade 4 in Maths. Prior study of Law at Level 2 is not required but an interest in society, current affairs and legal issues will be helpful and an average GCSE points score of 5.0.

How long will it take to qualify?

2 years

How will I be assessed?

Component One: The legal system and criminal law, 2-hour exam. A Level weighting 33⅓%
Component Two: Law making and the law of tort, 2-hour exam. A Level weighting 33⅓%
Component Three: The nature of law and human rights law, 2-hour exam. A Level weighting 33⅓%

Additional Learning Opportunities

You could join the Law Society or the Debating Society. There are also court trips, visits and speakers that will give you an appreciation of real law in action.

Who is this course aimed at?

This engaging course has been developed following the input of teachers and higher education stakeholders. The content has been designed to:

  • inspire, nurture and develop learners
  • foster their interest and enjoyment in law
  • develop knowledge and skills for the further study of law, and related subjects, such as business
  • develop knowledge of the law in England, and an awareness of law in a European and global context
  • enable learners to know and understand the changing nature of law and the interaction between law, society, technology, morals and justice

What next?

Many students aspire to careers as solicitors or barristers. However, Law is an appropriate A Level for many other careers such as business and commerce, journalism, the civil service, forensic science and various areas within both the civil and criminal justice systems. This is because the qualification demonstrates that you have strong analytical, problem solving and communication skills.

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Summary

Level

  • A Level

Subject

  • Law

Course Length

  • 2 Years

Age

  • 16+

Get in touch

John Leggott College
West Common Lane
Scunthorpe
North Lincolnshire, DN17 1DS

Tel: +44(0)1724 282998,
​​​​​​​Email: info@leggott.ac.uk

Partners

  • Northern Lincolnshire Education Consortium

Accreditations

  • Sixth Form Colleges Association
  • Ofsted Good Provider