Subject Area: Humanities
Level: TWO-YEAR A Level
Exam Board: OCR
GCSE English Language at grade 4 or above.
What will I study?
FIRST YEAR OF A LEVEL
The topics you will study are the Nature of Law including law and society, law and morality and law and justice. You will also study the English Legal system looking at topics such as statutory interpretation, legislation and law reform, the civil and criminal court process and alternative forms of dispute resolution. Areas of private and public law will also be studied including either contract or tort and criminal law or human rights law.
SECOND YEAR OF A LEVEL
You will extend your knowledge of the material studied in the first year of the A level and in addition to this will develop your knowledge of communicating persuasive legal arguments and will study the influence and operation of the law in society.
We have approximately 12 places on the Career Ready Programme in Law. These are available by application and interview and are aimed at students demonstrating a genuine desire to gain employment within the Legal Sector. Students who are accepted onto the programme will be assigned a Mentor within the profession, will received additional support and attend ‘Guru’ lectures and will be expected to undertake a paid internship over the summer at the end of the first year. You will be encouraged to take part in a series of talks and events such as mock trials and competitions to extend your interest and knowledge of the law.
It is not essential to have studied Law prior to taking a degree in the subject. However, it does help to have a firm grounding in the subject for success at degree level. A level law provides exemption from some professional examinations including Legal Executives, banking and the Civil Service.