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The Law pathway provides a range of options for anyone wishing to pursue a career in Law. There are an ever-increasing range of legal careers from the traditional solicitor, barrister or legal executive routes to Police officer, Licensed Conveyancer and paralegal.

Following the Law pathway will provide you with the best possible start to your legal career (whatever that may be). All 3 routes will provide you with subject specific enrichment and career advice to boost your personal statement for university or your CV. LNAT preparation will be provided together with mock interview practice for Oxbridge candidates.

Students following this pathway will be able to follow either a traditional Advanced level route, the Future Lawyers route or by combining BTEC Applied Law (equivalent to one Advanced Level) with another 2 subjects (e.g. Applied Criminology and A Level Sociology).

You will find some suggestions in the table below of how to combine options to construct the right course which will enable you to progress to your chosen university or employment opportunity. 

Route options

Traditional A Level Route
Compulsory Subjects

No Compulsory Subjects. Students can choose any subjects to follow a Law course at University however at least 2 academic (essay writing) subjects are advisable such as Law, History, Politics, Economics, Business

Optional Subjects

Choose from our extensive portfolio of Advanced Levels or Extended Certificates

Enrichment opportunities

Option to follow the Gifted Student Programme 

Law Society

HE+ / OXNET

University and Law-related talks and workshops

Trips to Houses of Parliament and the Supreme Court

Progression Opportunities

Oxford University Law (Jurisprudence)(AAA)

Lancaster University LLB (AAA)

Manchester University LLB (AAA)

Salford University LLB (ABB)

 Apprenticeships 

Employment

Future Lawyers Route
Compulsory Subject

Law A Level

Optional Subjects :

Choose from our extensive portfolio of academic Advanced Levels

At least 2 academic (essay writing) subjects are advisable such History, Politics, Economics, Business

Enrichment opportunities

Future Lawyers Elective

delivered by Course Leader who is qualified Solicitor 

  • Bar National Mock Trial Competition
  • Mooting
  • Sessions to prepare for university study e.g. Intellectual Property
  • Reading lists and materials provided
  • Visiting speakers e.g. solicitors, barristers, legal 

executives 

  • Personal statement masterclass from Cambridge University Law graduate

Trips to Houses of Parliament and the Supreme Court

Progression Opportunities

Oxford University Law (Jurisprudence)(AAA)

Newcastle University LLB (AAA)

Sheffield University LLB (AAA)

Apprenticeships

Employment

Combined Options
Compulsory Subjects

One or two subjects chosen from BTEC National Certificate in Applied Law

or

Applied Criminology

Optional Subjects :

For your third subject choose from our extensive portfolio of Advanced Levels or Extended Certificates

Enrichment opportunities

Law Society

University and Law-related talks and workshops

Trips to Houses of Parliament and the Supreme Court

Progression Opportunities

Liverpool John Moores University LLB (120 points)

Leeds Beckett University, Leeds LLB (112 points)

Apprenticeships 

Employment

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