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Law AS & A Level at NewVIc

Course description

Would you like to learn how to make judgements about innocence or guilt in criminal cases? You will study various aspects of the law, the system of rules that govern our society and how it impacts most of what we do. A-level Law provides a foundation for pursuing a career in law, as recognised by many universities and employers.

Course content

The course will focus on:

  • Law-making and the legal system
  • the concept of liability
  • Criminal Law
  • the Law of tort

On the course you will:

  • apply the Law and present your arguments in class discussions
  • develop your presentation and advocacy skills
  • attend lectures, read and analyse texts
  • research developments in Law

Entry requirements

Five or more A*-C grades at GCSE, including English Language (grade 9-5).


You will be assessed by four examinations, two in each year. There is no coursework for this subject.

Future opportunities

You will be able to progress to a Law degree at many universities. A-level Law will also prepare you for further study and careers in Commerce, Finance, Publishing, Communications, Public Relations and Marketing.

Further information

Law is a popular degree choice and the entry requirements are high. At NewVIc you will have a range of support available to help you apply for a law degree, including talks from industry professionals on different law disciplines and career pathways. The work experience team will assist you in finding a placement to strengthen your university application.

If considering a degree in Law, it is acceptable, although not necessary, to study A-level Law alongside facilitating subjects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact NewVIc directly.

Last updated date: 20 October 2016
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    • Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) is London's largest sixth form college, offering full-time courses for 16 to 19-year-olds. NewVIc offers over 50 A Level subjects, 31 level 2 and 3 vocational programmes, as well as foundation, entry level and ESOL programmes.

      It is a diverse and friendly learning community, with an outstanding record of achievement. In 2013, 767 students progressed to university (91% of all applicants); 130 students gained places at the most selective universities, including 60 at Russell Group universities.

      The NewVIc Honours Programme is unique and provides academically gifted students with specialist pathways, a tailored curriculum and support for progression to the most selective universities.

      NewVIc has excellent sports facilities and is one of four London colleges accredited with Sports Leadership status. The college's extra-curricular enrichment programme is aimed at developing employability and leadership skills through various activities including mentoring, the Student Union and volunteering in the community.