Sixth Form College
Not only will you be looking at a wide range of high profile real-life cases, you will also find out about the offences themselves, how they came to court, how the judge can sentence a convicted criminal and how the solicitors, barristers, magistrates and juries interact.
The AS law course includes the study of the nature of law and the English Legal system, one area of private law (law of contract or law of tort) and one area of public law (criminal law or human rights law) You will be expected to develop your legal skills, developing legal argument, problem-solving techniques and analysing case studies.
The A2 component focuses on understanding Substantive Law that is Private Law and Public Law. Students will study the law of contract and criminal law in further depth. Students who like analysing issues, problem-solving and debating will thoroughly enjoy the whole course.
You will need to meet the standard college entry criteria for A Level courses. Additional subject entry criteria: Grade B (6) in GCSE English Language preferred. An average GCSE score of 5 is advisable.
The skills you develop on this course are highly valued and will be useful for many university degree courses and employment areas. Many students go on to study Law at university. Others develop careers as paralegals or join government agencies such as the police or the Crown Prosecution Service.