A Level in Law

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    Two Years

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    September 2023


The A level in Law is a two year course. During your first year you will study the AS level in Law which can be a standalone one year qualification. Upon successful completion of the AS level, you will then progress on to the second year to study the A2 qualification. Completing both years will achieve the full A Level qualification.

A robust legal system is the foundation of a fair society. If you feel strongly about concepts like justice and equality then this course could be very rewarding for you. You might see yourself as a potential barrister, a solicitor, legal executive or legal secretary.

We’ve designed the course to be interesting. Students have told us that some of the most engaging topics include procedures in the criminal courts, the work of lawyers and barristers, the offences of murder, manslaughter, theft, fraud and concepts such as justice and morality.

What will I do?

In your first year of the A level in Law, you will study AS and complete two papers. This can be a standalone qualification. In your second year, you will study A2 and again complete two papers. On successful completion of all four papers, you will be awarded the full A level in Law.

During AS you will explore the nature of law and the English legal system including criminal and tort law.

During A2 you will recover the topics learnt at AS and develop your understanding further through exploration of either contract law or human rights. Contract law will cover key elements of any contract as well as remedies available for breach of contract. Human rights will cover rules and theories of human rights laws as well as human rights in an international setting.

In class, learning is focused on active use of your skills. You’ll be challenged to research, remember and use your learning in class. That can be done in a variety of ways, sometimes you’ll be asked to write an essay, sometimes you’ll be asked to complete a quiz in teams and sometimes you’ll even be asked to create memorable poster/rap/poem to aid in your understanding. The aim is to get you to grips with the materials in a fun and efficient way.

In addition to your course, you may also study either Functional Skills or GCSE English and Maths, dependent on your current GCSE grade.

The entry qualifications for the A level in Law are five GCSEs at grade 5 or above (Old GCSE grade C or above) including English Language and Literature at grade 6 or above (Old GCSE grade B or above) or equivalent.

The A level in Law will take two years to complete. You will study at college for a minimum of four days a week.

The A level in Law is free if you are under the age of 19 on 31 August of the year you start the course.

If you are aged 19+, this course will cost: £1987
Year 1, AS level - £724.
Year 2, A level - £1263.

If you are aged 19-23, fee remission may apply depending on personal circumstances, please enquire with the Registry Department for further information on 01205 365701 or email your query to

Aged 19+?
If you are aged 19 years or over on the first day of your course, you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with your College fees. If you progress to employment you won't have to pay anything back until you’re earning £27,295 per year. Your household income isn't taken into account and there's no credit check. Your eligibility depends on your course, nationality, and age. To find out more contact the College Information Line on 01205 313218.

International and EU Students, please contact the International Office on +44 (0)1205 313212 or for details on fees.

Fees may vary depending on personal circumstances, please enquire for further information.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

During the A level in Law you will sit a combined total of five exams.

At AS level you will be assessed through two written examinations, each worth 50% of the AS qualification.

AS Paper 1
The Legal System and Criminal Law.

AS Paper 2
Law Making and the Law of Tort.

In the second year at A2, you will take three written examinations. Each A2 written paper accounts for 33.3% of your final mark A Level mark. Your AS grades do not contribute to your A Level grades, only the 3 final papers make up your A level exam results.

A Level Paper 1
The Legal System and Criminal Law.

A Level Paper 2
Law Making and the Law of Tort.

A Level Paper 3
The Nature of Law and the Law of Contract.

You will have a Personal Tutor to help guide and support your learning. Information on study skills and access to study support groups is available if required.

The A level in Law is a useful subject for those hoping to progress to a wide range of careers including Police, or the Public Services HNC/HND - including training as lawyers and other legal professionals.

Anybody who is aware of the difference between right and wrong, or between justice and injustice will enjoy learning about the law. Helping to protect the rights of individuals and companies has a great feel good factor. In addition, do not think the law is a fuddy-duddy business just for old men… you’ll meet lots of bright, ambitious people in the legal profession. People just like you! Many A Level Law students also study Business Studies, History, English, Psychology and Sociology.

An A level in Law will enhance your chances of being accepted into university, either to take a law degree, a social science or business degree, or any other course of study. Therefore, whether you want a career in the law, or in other areas like education, human resources, finance or business, A level Law can really open doors for you.

There are no specific costs but students may be asked to contribute towards educational visits and other activities.

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If you live outside of the UK and would like to apply for this course, please complete the International Enquiry Form.

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