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Two Years


GCSE Grade 4 in English and Maths with an average points score of 3.2 or above.


This course is assessed by coursework and exams.

About this course

This course is ideal for learners who would like to find out how the legal system works. This involves studying the differences between criminal and civil law, the court system, dispute resolution and the people in the legal system. It also covers where English and Welsh law comes from, how they are applied and interpreted as well as the institutions and the laws of the European Union.

This qualification can be taken as a Extended Certificate (equivalent to 1 A Level).

A John Leggott College Student in a Law lesson.


Lucy McKenzie

Who is this aimed at?

This course is aimed at students who:

  • Would like to go into a career where Law would be beneficial, Police, the legal system etc 

  • Would like to progress to Higher Education to study Law / Law and Criminology

  • Would like to develop knowledge and skills for the further study of law, and related subjects, such as Business 

  • Would like to develop knowledge of the law in England, and an awareness of law in a European and global context

What will you learn?

  • Dispute Solving in Civil Law: Learners explore how civil disputes are resolved, both in the courts and by alternative means. They will examine precedent and its application in the law of negligence. 

  • Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System: Learners research how laws are made and interpreted, who advises and decides on the outcome of criminal cases and the punishments that can be imposed if laws are broken. They will then present advice to clients on non-fatal offence case studies. 

  • Applying the Law: Learners examine the law related to specific crimes, including homicide and offences against property. They will explore the police procedures for dealing with such offences. 

  • Consumer Law: Learners explore how individual consumers are protected by the law when they deal with a business, either face to face or by digital means

What skills will you develop?

  • Evidence Evaluation 

  • Informed Judgements 

  • Exam Techniques & Revision

  • Technical Language 

  • Self Confidence 

  • Practice 

  • (Digital) Literacy (Yr1 - U2) 

  • Making Decisions & Focus

  • Application & Contextualisation 

  • Applied Analysis & Research

  • Self-responsibility & Motivation

  • Seeks Challenge 

  • Literacy (English) 

  • Meeting Deadlines 

Professional development

  • Solicitor

  • Barrister

  • Legal Executive

  • Legal Secretary Law with Criminology 

  • Mediator

  • Teaching 

  • Police Force 

  • Business Management 

  • Banking and Finance

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