A-level law

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Would you like to learn how to make judgements about innocence or guilt in criminal cases? You will study various aspects of the law, the system of rules that govern our society and how it impacts most of what we do. A-level Law provides a foundation for pursuing a career in law, as recognised by many universities and employers.

Course type

A-level (AS and A2)

Course length

AS-level: one year A-level: two years

Required qualifications

Five or more A*-C grades at GCSE, including English Language (grade 9-5).

What will I study?

The course will focus on:

  • Law-making and the legal system
  • the concept of liability
  • Criminal Law
  • the Law of tort

On the course you will:

  • apply the Law and present your arguments in class discussions
  • develop your presentation and advocacy skills
  • attend lectures, read and analyse texts
  • research developments in Law

Method of assessment

You will be assessed by four examinations, two in each year. There is no coursework for this subject.

What will I be able to progress to?

You will be able to progress to a Law degree at many universities. A-level Law will also prepare you for further study and careers in Commerce, Finance, Publishing, Communications, Public Relations and Marketing.

Other information

Law is a popular degree choice and the entry requirements are high. At NewVIc you will have a range of support available to help you apply for a law degree, including talks from industry professionals on different law disciplines and career pathways. The work experience team will assist you in finding a placement to strengthen your university application.

If considering a degree in Law, it is acceptable, although not necessary, to study A-level Law alongside facilitating subjects.