A-Level Law develops knowledge and understanding of the English Legal system. Students will learn how laws are made, interpreted and applied; study, evaluate and apply case law developed by the judiciary and analyse how well our legal system delivers justice. Students will be required to confidently express their views (backing them up with evidence) and to reflect on up-to-date issues in modern society.
In addition to learning substantive law, many students enjoy the practical application of the subject, which encourages a critical evaluation of material encountered in their everyday lives. How do we decide who is right and who is wrong?
This A-Level is awarded by AQA.
A-Level Law is an inspiring and academically demanding course. The course will enable you to develop your problem-solving, analytical, critical thinking and evaluation skills and will encourage you to think independently. These skills provide excellent preparation for progression onto degree level study as well as a wide range of careers.
Students will complete an in-house assessment in Year 1 and the full A-Level in Year 2.
Law is taught by Daniel Millican, a solicitor with a postgraduate qualification from the University of Oxford and fourteen years' experience in legal practice.
5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above which must include Maths
GCSE English Language at Grade 6
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 modules 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.
The fee displayed is the course fee. Course fees are per year for full-time courses and per course for part-time courses.
There may be other costs associated with this course, e.g. kit, equipment, books, trips etc. Financial support may be available to support you with these. See the Student Money pages for more information.
The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2023/24 academic year.
Level 3-6 Courses
Advanced Learning Loans are available for students aged 19 or over and studying eligible level 3, 4, 5 & 6 courses. If you are on an Access course, the loan will be written off if you complete a degree.
You may qualify for financial support to cover the cost of a Level 3 qualification if you do not already have a Level 3 qualification (this will depend on the course & your age on 31/08/23).
Please speak to Student Services for more information on course fees.
The fees displayed are for the one-year AS-Level course. If you would like to progress onto the full A-Level, please get in touch with us for the cost of the second year, as it will be different.
16-18 year olds
There are no course fees if you were aged 16-18 on 31/08/23 and are not studying at another institution.