Law AS Level and A Level at Gloucestershire College
A Level Law begins with looking at the legal systems and structures to get a full flavour of the two main types of law and the processes involved in both. This includes the court hierarchy and judiciary, and how cases are conducted for both sides of the law.
You will then go on to study the sources of law which inform the differences between statute and judge made law, as well as the mechanics of these sources of law.
During second year you will take an in-depth look at criminal law and examine murder, manslaughter, offences against the person, offences against property, defences and principals of law.
Our new entry criteria are based around the average GCSE scores required to study grouped subjects.
The subjects are divided into three groups each requiring a different minimum average GCSE score.
The average GCSE score will have to be generated from a minimum of SEVEN academic GCSEs - with at least 5 grade Cs including maths and English within this SEVEN
This subject requires
- an average GCSE points score of 5.4 points
- B or above in English Language or Literature
Changes to A Level Courses in 2015 and 2016
The government has implemented a number of changes to AS and A Level courses starting in September 2015, which affect all schools and colleges in England.
The main changes will be:
- AS qualifications will still be available as a high quality, stand-alone qualification
- All assessment in A Levels will be at the end of two years of study
- There will also be more emphasis on exams and less on coursework, with most subjects being assessed entirely on exams.
We will continue to enter all students into exams at the end of their first year, as we believe it will give students, parents and tutors useful feedback on their progress in the first year; help students to decide which higher education course to apply for; and give universities an indication of their expected grades.
It will also give them the ability to transfer to other courses or move onto employment with recognised qualifications, if they choose to.
Successful completion of a two-year A Level course can lead to university, higher education or employment.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Gloucestershire College directly.