Level: TWO-YEAR A Level
Exam Board: OCR
GCSE English at grade 5 or above.
What will I study?
The course has three examined Units: – The Legal System and Criminal Law, – Law Making and the Law of Tort (Negligence) – Nature of Law and Human Rights. In year one you will study the Law Making, the Legal System, and the Civil and Criminal Court System. You also study Criminal Law, Including Offences against Property, Homicide and Defences, and the Law of Torts (Negligence). In year two you will study the Nature of Law and Human Rights Law which covers topics such as the Right to a Fair Trial, Liberty, Privacy, and Freedom of Expression under the European Convention of Human Rights.
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 leading to qualification as Legal Executives or Solicitors.
Did you know?
The average starting salary for a newly qualified solicitor in the UK is £27,000.