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Law AS Level at Collingwood College

Course description

Our A level Law course provides students with an understanding of the English legal system and the fascinating area of the criminal law (eg assault, GBH, manslaughter and murder) and civil law (ie the law of negligence, psychiatric damage etc). We learn through applying what we study to topical news stories and scenes from films and television.

Students develop analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, which are transferable and will help in other subjects. You progressively become more confident in your ability to construct arguments both written and verbally. Learning about the law of the land may also be useful in your every life.

Law would suit anyone with an interest in law and politics, or even if they just enjoy a lively debate or argument. A level Law aids students in the application process for a Law course, particularly with those institutions that have adopted the ‘Law entry exam’.

Course content

Unit 1: 50% of AS (25 % of A level) - 90 minute written exam
Unit 2: 50% of AS (25% of A level) - 90 minute written exam

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade A*-C (or equivalent) including English.


You are assessed on your ability to:

  • Explain the Law accurately (eg Explain the meaning of Transferred malice)
  • Apply the Law to scenarios (eg Discuss whether John is liable for the murder of Peter)
  • Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the law (eg Discuss whether the law of non-fatal offences is in need of reform)

Future opportunities

Further study of Law or related subjects in higher education and a range of different career paths. For example Barrister, Teacher, Armed Forces, Company Secretary, Legal Executive, Solicitor, Police Officer, Civil Servant, Retail and Business.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 October 2016
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