Why this course?

Studying Law gives you an understanding of the role of Law in today’s society and raises their awareness of the rights and responsibilities of individuals. By learning about legal rules and how and why they apply to real life, you will also develop your analytical ability, decision making, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. All these skills are highly sought after by higher education and employers.

Course Content

For your British Study, you will learn about The Tudors. The turbulent period they ruled over has some of the most famous Monarchs in British History and key events which shape Britain today.

In your World Study, you will learn about Democracy and Nazism in Germany from 1918-1945. Looking at Interwar and WW2 Germany, the impact of WW1, the Rise of Hitler and the way he controlled Germany in the 3rd Reich, including the atrocity of the Holocaust.

In the NEA, you will explore The development of British Politics 1800 – 1930. This will look at how Britain became a Democracy, and the protest groups that forced Britain to change, such as the Suffragettes.

How will I be assessed?

A-level Law assessment consists of three x 2 hour written exams taken at the end of the two year course.

Each exam will be worth a third of the A-level.

All three papers will draw on material from the whole course, and will feature a range of question styles including multiple choice questions, short answer questions, essay questions, data response questions and case studies.

Paper 1
English legal system and criminal law

Paper 2
English legal system and tort law

Paper 3
English legal systems and contract law

Student Profile

The ability to analyse a legal situation and apply prior knowledge quickly and effectively to that situation is essential. Being able to write precisely and concisely is extremely helpful, as is being able to remember and apply a very large number of law cases.

Complimentary Subjects

  • Sociology
  • Psychology

What could I do next?

A few of the degree courses that could be completed are:

Law; criminology; history;

to name a few!

The future career opportunities are

Barrister; Solicitor; Legal executive; Company secretary; police officer; Social worker;

to name a few!