Law
Type: A Level
Entry Requirements: To take three A Levels you will need at least five GCSEs at Grade 5 or above in a good range of subjects, including both English and Mathematics, plus a successful, informal interview at College. If you don’t quite achieve these entry criteria though don’t worry, we can discuss your options.
Start Date: Sep 2023
Course Overview

When aspiring for a career in law, criminology or the criminal justice system, it’s important to build a foundational knowledge and understanding of the inner workings of our legal system. An A Level in Law is a perfect introduction for those wishing to dive into the extensive world of judicial processes.

A qualification in law demonstrates your ability to think clearly and logically; skills which are highly sought after in university education and that can open doors to a number of career paths. Not only will you be looking at a wide range of high-profile cases, you’ll also find out about the offences themselves, how they came to court, how the judge sentences 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, criminal and civil courts and through local councils.

What will I learn?

• Study the rules and principles concerning general elements of criminal liability for offences against the person including assault and murder, property offences and attempts.
• Examine necessity and capacity defences.
• Learn the rules and principles concerning liability and fault in actions for negligence, occupiers’ liability, nuisance and vicarious liability - with reference to associated defences and remedies.
• Investigate real-life case studies and apply academic theories to true crime.
• Investigate how a contract is formed.

How will the course be assessed?

• You will be assessed by external examinations at the end of the 2-year course.
• You will study in modern classrooms with interactive learning technology and will have access to up-to-date resources.

Materials and other information

• We are an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ College.
• Our students love being learners here and feel supported throughout their course, which enables them to thrive and succeed.
• We have teachers who are experts in their fields, they provide our students with excellent knowledge and create positive and encouraging learning environments.

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