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A Level in Law

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Course overview

Law is a dynamic and exciting subject that has broad applicability to a range of careers and study options.

It allows you to understand the world around you from different perspectives and consider how the law affects real life. Debates, mock trials and group discussions form an essential part of the course. Law complements many other subjects at A Level and goes particularly well with Politics. As with all your A Level choices you should choose subjects you think you will enjoy and play to your strengths. You don?t need to study A Level Law to study Law at university, but the course does offer a good opportunity to try the subject out and build a good foundation for future study.

Course information

The course includes the study of the nature of law, the English legal system, law of tort, criminal law and human rights law.

Legal skills are an intrinsic part of the specification, and you will explore these through the debates and mock trials.

Progression onto Year Two

Progression to the second year of this A Level course will be dependent on having made satisfactory progress in the first year of the course, including achieving at least an E grade in a formal late spring assessment, as well as the maintenance of a good level of attendance and commitment throughout the year.