Welcome to Law

Law offers you the opportunity to learn about fascinating offences, such as murder, manslaughter, GBH, ABH, assault, battery and theft, bu studying a range of criminal case law.

Students will also study profitable negligence and compensation claims, through the Study of Tort. The moral quandaries placed upon the legal system by Human Rights Law will also be debated.

Students will also develop the skills needed to analyse law making and the legal system, and to solve intricate scenarios. You will learn to present a logical, coherent argument utilising legal terminology.

Students will gain an insight into the wider law field by visits to the courts, and talks from specialists within the legal profession. A-level law is not required to go on to study Law at university, although it is a great advantage to have a firm grounding in the subject for success at degree level.


The Law (BTEC) course is comprised of four assessments. The course certification is approximately 60% examination based, and 40% coursework based.

  • Unit 1: Dispute Solving in Civil Law (Examination)
  • Unit 2: Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law & The Legal System (Coursework)
  • Unit 3: Applying the Law (Examination)
  • Unit 7: Aspects of Tort (Coursework)

Career & Progression Opportunities

The most obvious career path is to complete a Law degree and become a barrister or a solicitor, however, there are many other careers for which Law is an excellent choice of A-level. These careers include business management, company secretary, civil service, compliance roles, human resourcing, tax advisory work, investment banking, legal publishing and town planning.

Entry Requirements

If you’d like to study Law, you must be able to write well and think clearly. You must also have an ability to absorb detailed, factual information and be able to produce comprehensive responses to scenarios..

You will also require at least a Grade 5 in GCSE English . You will also need 5 other GCSE qualifications at Grade 4 or above.

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