Law A Level

Brief details:

An A level in law provides a detailed understanding of the principles of English law, including how the law is made and how it is applied. It helps students develop a wide range of transferable skills such as critical analysis and debate, as well as independent thought.

Preferred entry requirements:

At least grade 5 at GCSE English and grade 5 in a humanities subject

Units studied:

  1. The English Legal System and Criminal Law
  2. Law Making and the Law of Tort
  3. The Nature of Law and Human Rights Law

Exam Board: OCR

Course assessment details:

This course is assessed entirely through examinations

Progression and career opportunities:

An A-level in law is particularly valuable to those students wishing to pursue a number of different careers in the criminal justice system such as barrister, solicitor, the police or prison system.  It is also useful for those pursuing careers in social or community work or journalism as well as providing a sound basis for studying law at university.