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Law plays a pivotal role in our society, affecting many aspects of our lives from protecting our human rights and property to enforcing justice.

You will develop your knowledge of the legal system, understanding how it works, how laws are made, the roles of legal professionals and the exploration of the rights and wrongs of the law.

By studying Law, you'll develop your ability to analyse and solve problems, communicate arguments clearly and think critically.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

All A level study begins in September and will take two years to complete.

What will I study?

During this A level, you will cover the following units:

The legal system and criminal law

  • Civil courts and criminal courts
  • Solving disputes
  • People in the legal system
  • Access to justice
  • Aspects of the criminal law such as fatal offences, non-fatal offences, property offences and defences.

Law making and the law of tort

  • How laws are made by Parliament and other bodies
  • How laws are interpreted
  • How can law be reformed
  • European law
  • Aspects of tort law such as negligence, liability of others, defences and remedies.

Further law

  • Aspects of contract law including formation, terms and remedies
  • The nature of law including how law interacts with morality, justice, society and technology.

You will learn to explore and evaluate legal positions, share your opinion and respect the opinion of others.

You may also have the opportunity to take part in exciting trips to the Old Bailey, Houses of Parliament, local Magistrates' Courts, Crown Courts and conferences.

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed by examinations at the end of year 13.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have five GCSEs at grade 4 or above (equivalent to grade C or above), including English and maths.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2018), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please click here.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

There are many degree courses and careers that are complemented by an A level in Law, including the BA (Hons) in Criminal Justice at University Centre St Helens.

A level Law could lead to a number of careers such as:

  • Journalism
  • Teaching
  • Management
  • Public relations
  • Local and central government

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Why choose our A Level Academy?

Dedicated Support

Our class sizes are small and the support focussed to help you to stay on track with your studies.

Excellent Progression

We have progression routes that lead to university, a higher apprenticeship or employment.

Tailored Subjects

Study three A levels or choose a Professional Skills Programme to help you prepare for your future.

Transport Links

Getting to St Helens College is easier than ever with our free bus pass and dedicated bus service.

UCAS Applications

Experienced tutors provide support with UCAS applications and personal statements.

Student Experience

Gain insight from industry guest speakers, travel abroad and in the UK and compete in competitions.