Law

A Level

If you would like to work in the law system or go on to higher education to study law, this course would be ideal.

This course is for you if...

...you enjoy current affairs and solving complex issues where the answer is not perfectly clear but where your judgement could affect the future interpretation of points of law.

Where can this course lead to?

Students could enter higher education to study Law, since all major universities accept A Level Law. They could also enter higher education for other subjects such as Business, Management, Politics, or Economics. Alternatively, they could enter employment in areas such as legal office work, management training, police, local government, armed services.

What will I study on this course?

Your first year of study will focus on the English legal system and topics will include:

  • Sources of English law
  • The court system – role of judges, lawyers, juries and magistrates
  • Criminal justice system eg police powers of arrest, detention, questioning
  • Rights of the citizen
  • Civil justice system eg liability for breaches of contract, neighbour disputes etc
  • Right to legal aid and advice

Your second year of study will focus on criminal law and topics will include:

  • Manslaughter, GBH, ABH, assault, battery, murder, theft, robbery and burglary
  • Defences to a crime eg insanity, self-defence, duress etc
  • Parties to a crime

Extended opportunities and enrichment

Students will get to go on various department trips in which they can see the law in action including trips to court, The Supreme Court and the United Nations.


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