Law

A-Level Law

Did You Know?

The average starting salary for a newly qualified solicitor in the UK is £27,000.

Key Information

Qualification
A-Level

Duration
Two Year Course

Examination Board
OCR

Qualification

A-Level

What do I need to study this course?

Grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language.

What will I study?

The course has three examined Units: 

- The Legal System and Criminal Law,
- Law Making and the Law of Tort,
- Nature of Law and Contract Law.

In Year One you will study Law Making, the people who work in the Legal System, and the Civil and Criminal Court Systems. You also study Criminal Law, including Offences against Property, Homicide and Defences, and the Law of Torts including Negligence, Nuisance and the liability of occupiers to visitors and trespassers. In Year Two you will complete Nature of Law which considers the role that law plays in society, and Contract Law which covers topics such as how a contract is formed, what can be done if a contract is broke, and a person’s rights as a consumer.

What next?

Many students go on to study a qualifying law degree (LLB) which can lead to a career as a solicitor or barrister. Some students take up work as paralegals or join legal apprenticeship schemes. However, former students have had careers in banking, teaching and the police force.

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