Component One – The legal system and criminal law:
Introduces students to the legal system and familiarises them to the concept of liability through an introduction to criminal law.
This component is split into two sections – Section A: the legal system and Section B: criminal law.
Component Two – Law making and the law of tort:
Introduces students to the law making and familiarises them to the concept of liability through an introduction to the law of tort.
This component is split into two sections – Section A: law making and Section B: the law of tort.
Component Three – The nature of law and contract law:
Enables students to extend their study of law. They will explore and consider in more detail the nature of law and develop their legal knowledge through the study of contract law.
This component is split into two sections – Section A: the nature of law and Section B: contract law.
There will be study visits to Sheffield Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court and an opportunity to visit the Nottingham Galleries of Justice.
There is no charge for visits to local courts. Other day trips will normally cost approximately £15.
Law is 100% exam assessed and is heavily ‘text based’ so it is important that students are comfortable with learning based on lots of reading and writing.
Minimum average GCSE score required 4.5. Grade 5 English. Grade 3 Maths.
A Level Law is a natural partner to the study of English Language/Literature and History at A Level but the syllabus content also connects well with subjects such as Criminology, Psychology and Sociology.
A qualification in A Level Law is highly valued by many employers, in particular, because of the critical thinking and analytical skills which studying the subject promotes. As well as the obvious career choice of joining the legal profession as a barrister, solicitor, legal executive or paralegal, Law graduates frequently find themselves working in the commercial sector, business and finance, social welfare, human resources management and with charities.
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