Why study this course?
Law is the study of the rules that govern our daily lives. The law impacts everybody, every day, whether they know it or not. Whether you’re driving your car, buying a house or getting married, the law has something to say about everything you do. For this reason, Law is a fascinating subject to study. Studying Law enables you to make decisions in a variety of situations and practise your debating skills. It will enhance your communication and analytical skills and teach you how to conduct research; all of these skills are a necessity in further education. You will learn about UK law, the legal system and the role of the courts within it, as well as thinking about some more abstract questions about the nature of law and its role within society. Throughout the course, therefore, we will cover a balance of substantive, practical legal issues such as criminal and tort law alongside philosophical and theoretical approaches to the law.
What will I study?
Law Making and the Legal System, Criminal Law, Tort Law and Contract Law.
Contract Law, Advanced Tort Law and the Nature of Law.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed by three exams in the second year, each worth 33.33% of the total A Level.
Where can it lead?
An A Level in Law is accepted on a wide range of degree courses, and on other further education courses as well. It complements the knowledge and skills gained in many other subject areas, including Government and Politics, Social Sciences, Humanities and English. If you are interested in future study or a career in law, politics or business, this subject would help you in fostering the skills that those paths require.