Why should I study this subject?

Law offers you an interesting insight into the main principles of English law. Law is both an interesting and challenging subject to undertake, having direct relevance to many aspects of everyday life. Throughout the course you will develop your analytical, evaluation and problem solving skills. This course could be a stepping stone to a career in the legal profession.

What will I study?

The topics you will study include

• Nature of law which gives you an insight into the fundamental principles of law and customs
• Criminal and Civil courts which covers the court system and the sentences available
• Sources of law which concentrates on where law comes from and how are system is set up
• Criminal Law- where students learn about how to be guilty of criminal offences such as murder, theft, robbery and burglary
• Tort law which covers duty of car owed to others, responsibility of employers, occupiers liability and remedies available
• Human rights- where students understand their basic human rights

What are the entry requirements?

Please check this subject table for full details of our A Level entry requirements.

What skills do I need?

Good analysis and problem solving skills. The ability to communicate legal arguments and conclusions clearly and concisely. You must be willing to learn and develop new skills.

How will I be taught?

In a class based setting, with quality delivery and resources. Students will be regularly assessed.

How will I be assessed?

By external examination involving problem solving and essay style questions.

What will the course prepare me for?

This course will provide an excellent foundation for those of you wishing to study Law at university. Equally, it is valuable to those intending to study other subjects such as Business Studies. Law is a subject that appears in a number of degree programmes, and can provide you with a head start. Law may prove beneficial to those intending to embark on a variety of careers.

How much private study should I expect to do?

As an approximation, Year 12 subjects require three to four hours of independent study each, rising to four to five hours in year 13.

What materials will I need to purchase?

A pen and your own paper and folder.

What is the exam board?


This subject is for you if…
you have an interest in discussing the law and current affairs, whilst having the ability to work hard and memorise lots of facts. 

This subject is not for you if…
you dislike lots of revision and lengthy exams with essay style questions.