One of the oldest professions in the world, Law A Level is a solid foundation for those interested in furthering a career in Law as well as those wishing to develop their research, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Law has an impact on everyone on a daily basis. You will gain a fascinating insight into the laws by which we abide, how these laws are enforced and the consequences of breaking them. It will also inform you about your rights and responsibilities as an individual. The topics covered within this course include the English Legal System, Criminal Law and Contract Law. The course also offers practical experience, including visits to Law Courts, participation in a national Bar Mock Trial and a Law Essay Prize.
Law A Level combines oral and written communication skills with analytical problem-solving and is, therefore, suitable for those with an aptitude for focused, critical thinking.
Law Students may progress onto legal apprenticeships or, more often, onto Higher Education, with routes into Law, Criminology, Business and Psychology.
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The entry requirements to an A Level programme is five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Mathematics.
In the First Year, you will cover two main topics: The English Legal System and Sources of Law. You will concentrate on various aspects of the English Legal System, including the courts; other methods of dispute resolution; police powers; principles of sentencing; barristers and solicitors; magistrates; juries; the doctrine of precedent; Acts of Parliament; delegated legislation; statutory interpretation; European law; law reform.
In the Second Year you will specialise in either Criminal Law or Contract Law. Criminal Law enables you to look at general principles of criminal liability: the course then considers particular offences including murder, manslaughter, non-fatal offences against the person, theft, burglary and robbery. Contract Law enables you to look at the requirements for a legally enforceable contract and you will appreciate, among other things, the impact of a misrepresentation and a mistake on the validity of that contract.
During the course you will be given the opportunity to visit local courts, as well as participate in a Law Essay Prize and a national Bar Mock Trial competition.
Law is taught within a business environment. All of our lecturers are subject specialist with industry expertise. At the Havant campus this course is taught within our School of Business, and our students use Google Applications. At the South Downs campus this course is taught in specialist teaching rooms using Microsoft Academy technology.
The exciting use of digital technology is embedded throughout the college’s curriculum equipping you with skills that are industry-recognised, cloud based applications for your onward career journey.
The College offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, studios, workshops, presentations and group discussions.
You’ll have the opportunity to visit law courts, the Houses of Parliament, the European Parliament and Washington DC. You will also enjoy talks from visiting speakers. You can also join the College’s Debating Society.
All modules are exam-based with all exams being sat at the end of the Second Year.
The college is a bright and happy place, everyone is kind and friendly to each other.Megan Hall, A Level student
I overcame a couple of barriers by working really hard to get the top grades. My experience was really good, with the course and the lecturers, the residentials and activities, together it was all really good. I had really great teaching support, I could always go to the lecturers and speak to them if I needed to.David Stenning, Public Services student
You’re here to learn and you want to learn, and the lecturers make it fun. You don’t have to come to college but you want to come to college.Natalie Thorpe, A Level student
Law students are able to progress on to a wide range of Higher Education courses. Those wishing to follow a career in law are frequently successful in securing places at many of the most prestigious universities (including Russell Group universities) to study law. You can also opt to study law in combination with other subjects.
A high percentage of Law students after graduation will obtain jobs that are within legal services, banking, finance, management, public administration, insurance and retail industries. You may also want to pursue a legal apprenticeships.,
Barrister, Solicitor, Legal Executive, Paralegal, Probation Worker, Police, Ministry of Justice, Legal Adviser, Accountant and Company Secretary,