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What is Law?

In A Level Law you will study the different parts of the English Legal system, and how they work in practice. You will also learn about aspects of criminal and civil law, and get the opportunity to apply them to cases, as well as looking at possible defences. Another unit is about how the law is made. In the AS Course, you will learn about:

  • Solicitors and Barristers
  • Courts
  • ABH and GBH
  • European Law
  • Negligence
  • Judges
  • Juries
  • Law-making



Why Study Law?


Following the course for one year will lead to an AS qualification, and if continued for a second year, a full A level. All Universities and employers accept these qualifications. If you are interested in studying Law at University, the A Level will give you a taste of what it is like and whether you will be good at it.


Studying Law will provide students with many skills necessary for work and Higher Education including analytical, evaluative and problem solving skills, the organisation of ideas, independent research and of course reading and written skills. It is a heavily essay based subject, so your written skills will be very important.

The Future?

This qualification allows students to progress into a wide variety of occupations including the Legal Profession, but also the Police Force, Teaching, Accountancy, Personnel, Management and Public Relations. Students have successfully combined Law with a range of subjects like Chemistry, French, Psychology, History, English and Business Studies.



What Will I Learn?

The Course - 3 units will be studied each year:


  • Law Making
  • Dispute Resolution
  • The Concept of Liability


  • Criminal Law
  • Tort Law
  • Concepts of Law

It is exam based, with no coursework
- but plenty of chance to practise!



What Do I Need to Study Law?

Preferred grades:

  • Five GCSE grades A*- C



If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Ms O Tattum, Head of Sixth Form
0161 212 1930

Mr A Dobson, Subject Leader for Law

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