Law

A Level

Course Entry Requirements

Five A* – C grades at GCSE including a minimum of grade 5/C in GCSE English Language

If you are interested in joining the College we will arrange a meeting with an experienced subject counsellor who will help you to choose courses that best suit your ambitions and achievements.

All entry requirement details are correct at the time of publication, September 2018, however, the College may need to make some changes by September 2019 in the light of student demand, staff availability and external factors beyond the College’s control.

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What will I study?

Year One Units

The first year is split up into the following units:

  • The English Legal System – an insight into the personnel of the courts and an understanding of the court mechanism.
  • Criminal Law – a detailed study into the law of murder, manslaughter theft, robbery, burglary and assaults.
  • Law Making – looks at where our law comes from; Parliament, Judges and Europe.
Year Two Units
  • The Law of Tort
  • Human Rights Law
  • The Nature of Law

What skills do I need?

  • The ability to communicate ideas both verbally and in writing
  • A keen interest in the subject
  • The ability to read and analyse texts and law cases
  • The ability to develop arguments
  • Determination and commitment

Examining Board

OCR


Why should I study this course?

You should study law because it is all around you! How did you get here? By Road? Speed Limits – set by law. Number of people allowed on the bus – set by law. Fare – set by law. Qualified driver – set by law…. and that is just one example.

Law is academic, challenging and practical and it is well respected by Universities as a good basis for studying anything as it teaches you a wide variety of skills, such as essay writing, research and analysis.

How is the course assessed?

Three exams at the end of Year 2

What will this course prepare me for?

If you choose to continue your studies of Law there are many courses in higher education to choose from, some specialise in Law whilst others offer a chance to combine subjects. A Level Law is also highly valued by employers, not just in the legal professions but in a whole range of careers in areas such as Commerce, Business and Management, The skills you will develop on this course, such as being able to see both sides of an argument or being able to distinguish the relevant from the irrelevant, will be of value to you throughout your life.

Private Study

As an approximate guideline Law requires 4 -5 hours of independent study each week.

What materials will I need to provide?

  • Pens
  • A4 paper
  • Highlighter pens/coloured pencils
  • A4 Lever Arch File (to store notes)
  • A4 Wallet (to transport to college)

Course textbook and workbooks for each topic will be provided for you

How will I be taught?

This course is taught using traditional methods, although you will also take part in discussions and debates, a mock trial, and see how the law works through videos and internal research.

You will have lectures from guest speakers; take part in educational visits to the Magistrates’ Court and the Crown Court, The Crown Court in Lincoln Castle, master class sessions at the Universities of Hull & Nottingham as well as a visit to Hull Prison.

A Level Law is for you if:

  • You have an interest in what is going on around you
  • You enjoy researching and reading
  • You like discussing and arguing
  • You are planning to apply to university
  • You are thinking of a career in law
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