A-Level Law develops knowledge and understanding of the English Legal system. Students will learn how laws are made, interpreted and applied; study, evaluate and apply case law developed by the judiciary and analyse how well our legal system delivers justice. Students will be required to confidently express their views (backing them up with evidence) and to reflect on up-to-date issues in modern society.
In addition to learning substantive law, many students enjoy the practical application of the subject, which encourages a critical evaluation of material encountered in their everyday lives. How do we decide who is right and who is wrong?
A-Level Law is an inspiring and academically demanding course. The course will enable you to develop your problem-solving, analytical, critical thinking and evaluation skills and will encourage you to think independently. These skills provide excellent preparation for progression onto degree level study as well as a wide range of careers.
Students will complete an in-house assessment in Year 1 and the full A-Level in Year 2.
Law is taught by Daniel Millican, a solicitor with a postgraduate qualification from the University of Oxford and fourteen years' experience in legal practice.
5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above which must include Maths
GCSE English Language at Grade 6
After Your Course
Whilst not essential for entry to a Law degree, an A-Level in Law can be beneficial as it demonstrates a commitment to the subject, and will help to prepare you for the modules studied at degree level.
The skills developed from A-Level Law are broad-ranging and provide excellent preparation for those students who wish pursue a wide range of careers including business, health and social care, the police, probationary service and youth work.
Course fees are per year for full-time & degree-level courses, and per course for part-time ones. The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2020/21 academic year and is subject to change before the start of the course. Fees for 2021/22 will be updated in the Spring Term 2021. There may also be additional costs associated with the course.
This course is funded by the government and may be free if you are:
- Aged 16-18 on 31/08/20
- Aged 19-23 on an Entry Level or Level 1 course with intent to progress to a Level 2 course
- Aged 19-23 on your first full Level 2 or Level 3 course
- Aged 19-23 on your first Level 4 course (if you haven’t already got a Level 3 qualification)
- Aged 19+ on Functions Skills or GCSE English or Maths
- Unemployed and in receipt of JSA/ESA(WRAG)/Universal Credit or another eligible state benefit on an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course
- Member of a low income household & in financial hardship on an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course
Level 3-6 Courses for Adults
Advanced Learning Loans are available for students aged 19+ and studying an eligible Level 3/4/5 and 6 Course. If you are on an Access course, the loan will be written off if you complete a degree.
Please speak to Student Services for more information on course fees.