Law AS/A Level

Law AS/A Level

Through the study of Law you will discover the vital role it plays in our society. During the first year you are introduced to how the English Legal System works; look at how laws are made; find what and who influences law making and consider how judges develop and interpret laws. You will also learn about the theories and application of Criminal and Tort Law looking particularly at non-fatal oences such as wounding and grievous bodily harm. For Tort Law you will examine the principles surrounding liability in negligence for injury to people and damage to property.

In the second year you will look into more aspects of Criminal and Tort Law, such as the fatal offences of murder and manslaughter and property offences such as theft and robbery as well as defenses such as intoxication and duress. The course also includes the rules of Contract Law and concepts topics such as Law and Justice and Law and Morality.

Following this course you will develop valuable skills of critical thinking, problem analysis and solving. These transferable skills will sit well alongside any of your other choices and can enhance your success across all your studies.

Additional
Grade 4 in GCSE English Language
Assessment
100% exams
Progression
A Level Law is recognised by all universities. Although it is not a necessary requirement to study Law at university, for those considering Law, it is a valuable introduction to the subject and the new A Level covers more substantive areas of Law (Crime, Tort and Contract) . Many of our students do go on to take degrees in Law or Law-related subjects. Equally, the skills you develop while studying A Level Law make it a good preparation for studying a wide range of non-Law subjects – for example, History, Maths, Business. For students not intending to continue to Higher Education, again, the combination of subject knowledge and study skills make A Level Law a valuable and useful qualification. Please see our leaflet ‘What Law Students Do Next’ for more information.