A-Level Law develops knowledge and understanding of the English Legal system. You will complete an inhouse assessment in Year 1 and the full A-Level in Year 2.
You will learn how laws are made, interpreted and applied. You will study, evaluate and apply case law developed by judiciary. Considering the efficacy of the legal system in delivering justice, is the key element of the A-Level syllabus.
The study of Law at A-Level will enable you to develop your problem-solving and analytical and critical thinking skills. Your problem solving skills will be developed through the application of legal rules, together with an understanding of legal method and reasoning. These skills provide excellent preparation whether you wish to progress to degree level study or pursue a wide range of careers.
A-Level Law is an inspiring and academically demanding course. In addition to learning challenging substantive law, many students enjoy the practical application of the subject, which develops their problem-solving skills and encourages a critical evaluation of material encountered in their everyday lives.
A-Level Law will enhance your organisational skills, and encourage your ability to think independently. You will be required to write clearly, concisely and in a logical manner and will gain critical evaluation skills to ensure that you can confidently express views (which are backed up with evidence), encouraging you to reflect on up-to-date issues in modern society.
The course can be taken in the following ways:
- Within KC Sixth with another two, possibly three A-Levels, tutorial and optional EPQ and Core maths
- As an 'add on' to a Full Time Level 3 Study Programme at the College, for example alongside a BTEC Extended Diploma
- As a stand-alone part-time course
If you would like to study a full-time programme of A-levels, please complete a full-time application form.
- 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above (A*-C) which must include Maths
- GCSE English Language at Grade 6 (or B)
If you would like to study this course part-time, please contact the A-Level tutor:
After Your Course
Whilst not essential for entry to a Law degree, an A level in Law can be beneficial as it demonstrates a commitment to the subject, and will help to prepare you for the subjects studied at degree level.
The skills developed from A level Law are broad-ranging and provide excellent preparation for those students who wish pursue a wide range of careers including business, health and social care, the police, probationary service and youth work.
Course fees are per year. The current fee information is related to the 2019/20 academic year and is subject to change before the start of the course. Fees for 2020/21 will be updated in the Spring Term. There may also be additional costs associated with the course.
This course is funded by the government and may be free if you are:
- Aged 16-18 on 31/08/19
- Aged 19-23 on an Entry Level or Level 1 course with intent to progress to a Level 2 course
- Aged 19-23 on your first full Level 2 or Level 3 course
- Aged 19-23 on your first Level 4 course (if you haven’t already got a Level 3 qualification)
- Aged 19+ on Functions Skills or GCSE English or Maths
- Unemployed and in receipt of JSA/ESA(WRAG)/Universal Credit or another eligible state benefit on an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course
- Member of a low income household & in financial hardship on an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course
Level 3-6 Courses for Adults
Advanced Learning Loans are available for students aged 19+ and studying an eligible Level 3/4/5 and 6 Course. If you are on an Access course, the loan will be written off if you complete a degree.
Please speak to Student Services for more information on course fees.