A level Law

This A level forms part of the Law Enforcement and Government Professional Programme, incorporating A level Politics and Level 3 Certificate in Public Services.

Delivered at the A Level Academy, you will explore everything from the legal system and how laws are made to criminal law, tort law and contract law. The subject also allows for debates and discussions surrounding law and morality, law and justice and law and technology.

What are the benefits of studying the Law Enforcement and Government Professional Programme?

This programme provides many opportunities such as:

  • Strong industry links with Merseyside Police, Fire and Rescue Service, Royal Navy, Marines and Royal Air Force providing excellent career opportunities.
  • An opportunity to take part in adventure outdoor activities such as abseiling, kayaking, obstacle courses and military drills.
  • Exciting trips to London, local magistrates' courts, adventure outdoor centres and military training camps.
  • Build key employability skills such as leadership, team working and communication including physical fitness.
  • Debating society.
  • Mock bar trials.
  • Model United Nations General Assembly (MUNGA).
  • Behind Bars Conference.

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.

In addition to this, you will also cover a broad range of A level Politics and Level 3 Certificate in Public Services topics from government operations, political systems and ideologies that have shaped our society to government policies, citizenship, leadership and diversity in the public services.

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed by written examinations and a range of practical and written work, including both internal and external assessments.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have five GCSEs at grade 4 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 2019), 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 visit our dedicated Financial Support page.

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

Once you have successfully completed the Law Enforcement and Government Professional Programme, you will have the opportunity to progress on to university, a higher apprenticeship and a career in the industry.

This Programme could lead to a wide range of careers such as a Border Control Officer, Policy Adviser, Civil Servant, Armed Forces Personnel or Researcher.

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A level progression routes can lead to university, a higher apprenticeship or employment.

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