A-Level Law

Did You Know?

Approximately 30,000 students study for a Law degree each year.

Key Information


Two Year Course

Examination Board

"I love studying A-level Law at Notre Dame. Applying statutes and learning about new cases has   increased my understanding of the current legal system in the United Kingdom and how trials work.  As a result, I've decided to study law at university". - Arslaan Hussain, upper sixth student



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 will 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 how law interlinks with justice, morality and society, and Contract Law.

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. Former students have also had careers outside the legal profession such as in banking, teaching, human resources departments and the police force. 

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