Study of Law is the ideal starting point for anyone interested in a career in
the law, but also acts as the perfect accompaniment to any combination of
A levels for students keen to develop their academic skills.
College entry, (Please refer to the Entry Requirements section for further details).
Law is an exciting subject, taught in a dynamic way, involving a wide range of learning activities. The study of law requires students to process a large volume of information relating to case law, acts of parliament, practices and procedure. This is a subject that also requires lateral thinking and enhances a student’s problem-solving skills.
The course details the legal system in England and Wales, examining how different sources of law are created and used. Students will also study substantive areas of law – criminal law, tort and contract law. Topics such as murder, manslaughter, negligence and nuisance will be studied, and these areas of law will then be applied to scenarios. Finally, A level Law also examines the current legal system in relation to concepts such as morality and the definition of justice.
Many of our students go on to Higher Education to study Law, including many at Russell Group universities. A growing number of students are also choosing a more vocational route into a legal career through a Legal Apprenticeship, and are finding their A level in Law a valuable foundation for their further study. Our students have also progressed into non-legal careers. Law is considered a challenging and demanding subject that enhances both academic and problem-solving skills, and these skills are seen as imperative for the study of a variety of subjects at university.
Our Elective Programme is designed to help you develop your gifts and interests as part of an enhanced level 3 programme. We will help you realise your potential by nurturing your talent and preparing you for study at the most prestigious universities or for progression to competitive higher-level apprenticeships. Your options range from our Honours Programme, which might include following a fourth A level, to specialist Futures Programmes that will support your career goals.
If you’re not quite ready to start on a Level 3 Technical course (T Levels) or a Vocational Level 3 course (BTEC) but want to begin on the path to your chosen career, the Transition Programme could be for you.
Transition Programmes are tailored to prepare students to move onto Technical or Vocational Level 3 study. They will give you the opportunity to improve your English and Maths, your work readiness skills and introduce you to the technical skills and concepts that you will need for future study and employment.
As part of the Transition Programme you will study a BTEC Level 2 Award in your chosen subject area as well as the BTEC Level 2 Extended Award in Work Skills. You will also have the opportunity to resit GCSE English and/or Maths if you have not yet achieved a grade 4.
Entry criteria for Transition Programmes is four grade 3s including grade 3s in English Language and Maths GCSE.