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Law AS/A Level at New College Durham

Course description

This subject complements a variety of other AS/A2 Level courses including government and politics, sociology, business studies and philosophy. Career opportunities are many and varied from solicitor and barrister to advisor for local councils and authorities.

Course content

At AS Level you will study the English Legal System with the focus being on the Criminal Justice System:

  • Crown Prosecution Service
  • Bail
  • Jury system
  • Human Rights
  • Court system

At A2 Level you will focus on substantive criminal law and police powers:

  • Murder
  • Voluntary and Involuntary Manslaughter
  • Non-fatal offences
  • Defences
  • Police Powers
  • Sentencing

This will be complemented by trips to the local courts, which will enhance your understanding of the trial process.

Entry requirements

To study with us you will need a minimum of 5 GCSE A*-C which must include GCSE Mathematics and GCSE English.

Future opportunities

This A Level, in combination with other subjects, provides you opportunity for further study of Law or related subjects in Higher Education.

Related careers
Teaching or other educational professional n.e.c. Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of other education and teaching occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 231: Teaching and Educational Professionals.
Barrister or judge Job holders in this unit group prepare and conduct court cases on behalf of clients, preside over judicial proceedings, and pronounce judgements within a variety of court settings and tribunals.
Solicitor Solicitors advise and act on behalf of individuals, organisations, businesses and government departments in legal matters.
Legal professional n.e.c. Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of other professional legal occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 241: Legal Professionals.
Legal associate professional Legal associate professionals provide administrative support for legal professionals, and investigate and make recommendations on legal matters that do not fall within the province of a normal court of law.
Legal secretary Legal secretaries file and maintain legal and other records, transcribe notes and dictation into typewritten form and perform other routine clerical tasks in legal practices.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Durham directly.

Last updated date: 21 April 2016

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