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Law : A-level

Business, Administration and Law

Business, Administration and Law
Business, Administration and Law
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code L3-ALV-LAW
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

Law requires a great deal of reading and learning of legal principles. A good memory is most useful. However, the assessment also sets law in its social, economic and political context and evaluates its usefulness. There will be a variety of classroom activities including discussion, problem solving, scenario-based questions and videos.

Details

A-Level Law includes the study of:

  • The legal system
  • Law making
  • Nature of law
  • Criminal law
  • Tort law
  • Contract law

Typical issues which you will consider include: What is the difference between civil and criminal law? Is the law sufficiently clear for us to know whether we are breaking it? Do legally unqualified magistrates really know what they are doing? And how do you become a lawyer?

 

How will it be delivered?

All assessments are based on final exams. There are three written exam papers which are taken in June, at the end of your second year. Each exam paper is two hours long. 

Entry requirements

In addition to the standard College entry requirements (see below), this course requires students to have achieved grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language.

Your next steps...

Whether the student intends to pursue a future in the law itself or has merely a passing interest, the pervasiveness of law means that it is a highly valued area of education for all careers. The discipline and approach developed during the study of law will prepare you for a large variety of careers. These might include finance, commerce, journalism, politics, civil service, local government and business management.   Staff will be able to advise any student wishing to apply for a Law degree or who wishes to pursue a career in the Law. It should be clearly understood by students that the grades required for entrance to a Law degree are well above average. 

What does the course combine well with?

Law may be studied with any other subject. Other social sciences and humanities, such as Politics, Psychology, Sociology, History and English are popular choices but this list is not exclusive.


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