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A Level: Law

Business, Administration and Law

Business, Administration and Law
Business, Administration and Law
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What will you be working towards?

Code A1QLA
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

Even if you aren't aiming for a career in the legal profession, a grounding in law is not only valuable to have on your CV but will also inform you of the laws that you are ruled by daily without even realising it.

Alternatively, if you do see yourself as a barrister, a solicitor, or a legal executive, then this course could be very rewarding. Law is a fascinating subject which will help you develop transferable skills, such as application, analysis and problem solving. Law students also tend to study Psychology, Sociology, English, History, Politics and Business Studies.

 

Details

Year 1

The first year of this course will enable you to develop an understanding of how law is made and how it operates in England and Wales, including the job roles within the legal profession and the current impact of the European Union on our laws.  You will also study two substantive topics of law, criminal law and the civil law area of tort. You will be assessed in Year 1 by taking two written exam papers.

Each one accounts for 50% of you assessment grading for the year.

Some of the most engaging topics include:

  • Non-fatal offences such as assault, battery, and grievous bodily harm
  • Sentencing and procedures in the criminal courts
  • The law of tort – who do you owe a duty of care to
  • Delegated legislation
  • The work of the Law Commission

Year 2

The second year of this course will enable you to further develop your understanding of how law is made and operates in England and Wales, criminal law, tort law and you will be introduced to a second area of civil law, Contract law. You will be assessed in Year 2 by taking three written exam papers, all with equal weighting to your overall A level grading.

Some of the topics you will study include:

  • Homicide, including both murder and manslaughter
  • Theft and robbery
  • Criminal defences including insanity
  • The rules of contract law

Entry requirements

  • GCSE English Language at grade 6
  • All Loughborough Sixth Form College courses have minimum entry requirements of at least five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including English Language and Maths.

Your next steps...

For those thinking of a possible legal career, this subject is an obvious choice. A Level Law will assist you should you wish to progress to a law degree at university or enhance your academic profile for further study or a career in another area.

Jobs in the legal profession include Police, CPS, solicitors, barristers, para-legals, legal executives.  There are also opportunities with various council and government departments or in companies that have their own legal departments.

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