A Level

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About the course…

Studying A Level Law will enable you to investigate a wide range of high profile, real life cases. You will 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. 

In the first year, you will study the nature of law, the English legal system and one area of criminal law. You will be taught problem solving techniques, how to develop a legal argument and will analyse case studies. 

In the second year, you will explore tort law and human rights law. Students who like analysing issues, problem solving and debating will thoroughly enjoy the whole course. 

Why study with us…

  • You will have the opportunity to visit both Magistrates’ and Crown Courts to observe real cases as they are tried.
  • You will be able to participate in the annual National Bar Mock Trial to develop your advocacy skills against schools and colleges throughout the region.
  • The transferable skills you develop on this course will benefit you greatly as you progress to higher education and employment. You will gain the ability to write concisely, improve your attention to detail, grow confident in your persuasive communication skills and be able to research using a range of sources.

Where Law can take you…

After completing this course, you can progress to university to study degrees such as law, criminology, psychology and business. Alternatively, apprenticeships within the legal profession are now becoming more popular.

Career opportunities include arbitrator, barrister, barrister’s clerk, civil service administrator, conveyancer, legal secretary, paralegal, patent attorney, police officer, probate practitioner, probation officer and solicitor.

Entry requirements…

  • Must meet overall entry criteria for A Level study
  • You will need a minimum grade 5 in GCSE English

Course Alumni

Will Jarrett

Studied: Law, Maths and Economics

Next Steps: Studying Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Leeds

I loved studying subjects that interest me, with teachers that are inspiring and happy to help.”