The course encourages students to develop an interest and understanding of law, and selected areas of the legal system in England and Wales.
The changing nature of law in society will be considered, as will the rights and responsibilities of individuals as citizens. Study units include:
- Understanding legal values, structures and processes
- Understanding legal reasoning, personnel and methods
- Understanding substantive law: freedom, the state and the individual
- Understanding law in context: freedom, the state and the individual
Updated September 2016
GCSE English Language at grade B is required. No prior qualification in law is required to follow this course.
Law is a valuable qualification for many careers and a considerable number of professions have a legal content in their training, for example, banking, business, accountancy and journalism. Other opportunities include qualifying for the legal profession as a solicitor or barrister.
Academic institutions value Law A Level and our students receive excellent offers for Law degrees. The majority of students progress to study Law at university, although criminology is an alternative choice. Popular destinations include Cardiff and Swansea locally, as well as Oxford and Cambridge, King’s College and the London School of Economics.
Past students often report back on the advantage they have at university over their contemporaries who have no legal background.
Students will be required to purchase textbooks. Students will be encouraged to participate in highly successful educational visits, requiring a contribution from students, which complement the syllabus.
For example AS students have annually visited the Law Courts in London and A Level students have visited the European legal institutions in Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg.