Type: A Level
Entry Requirements: Three 5/Bs and two 4/Cs in five subject areas at GCSE, to include a minimum of a grade 4/C in Maths and English Language.
Start Date: Sept 2018
Length: 2 years
Course Overview

A qualification in Law demonstrates your ability to think clearly and logically. From the criminal justice system to creating legislation, the law touches many aspects of our daily lives.

What will I learn?

Not only will you be looking at a wide range of high profile real life cases, you’ll also find out about the offences themselves, how they came to court, how the Judge can sentence a convicted criminal and how solicitors, barristers, magistrates and juries interact. You’ll gain an understanding of how laws are made and how they are passed in parliament, police powers, criminal and civil courts and the European courts.

You will learn the principles of criminal law and how liability is established, and study criminal offences ranging from murder to manslaughter. You will also examine special or partial defences that apply to murder, such as loss of control and diminished responsibility. In addition, you will study non fatal offences ranging from grievous bodily harm to minor assault and battery, and examine the Theft Acts, covering basic theft, robbery and burglary, as well as the defences available.

How will the course be assessed?

You will be assessed by examinations at the end of the two-year course.

You will also be expected to carry out independent study and other personal development activities alongside your programme, such as additional workshops, an Extended Project Qualification, leisure extracurricular activities, volunteering or work experience, or part-time employment.


At NCC we’re committed to ensuring that your studies are career focused and are linked to your future goals. Develop a new skill, learn how to be a leader, volunteer for a good cause and keep fit through sport. Enhance your learning and make the most of the array of activities on offer to help you stand out from the crowd when applying for university, an Apprenticeship or a job.


You will study in modern classrooms with interactive learning technology, and will have access to up-to-date resources.


Materials and other information

Unique Pre-Professional Programme available in Law

Progression and Careers

Former students have gone on to study at some of the UK’s top universities, including the University of Oxford, King’s College London, Keele University, Staffordshire University, the University of Manchester and Lancaster University, reading degree programmes such as International Relations and Politics, Law, Criminology, Law and Sociology, Criminal Justice and History.

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