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Law A level at Leyton Sixth Form College

Course description

Law is an exciting and dynamic subject that governs every aspect of our lives from conception to exhumation. It is a vital discipline and one which is respected by many universities because of the essential skills it develops. You will learn how the legal justice system operates in both civil and criminal law and study key criminal offences/defences.

Course content

During this course you will study key aspects of the English Legal System such as the legal professions – who are our ‘lawyers’? What work do they do and how do they train? We’ll also look at more discursive elements such as law and morality – is it the function of the law to impose morality? In the second year you will focus on criminal law, examining topics such as murder, non-fatal offences and police powers. Law will develop essential academic skills such as effective reading, problem solving and debate.

Entry requirements

At least 34 GCSE points. C/5 in English and Maths.


Exam Board - WJEC

Future opportunities

Law is a respected A Level by many universities and contrary to popular belief, this includes those offering law programmes. Many of our students go on to become barristers or solicitors, but law could also lead to work in the legal departments of local government or large companies, teaching, or the criminal justice services and much more.

Further information

What are the enrichment opportunities as part of this subject?

The Law Department prides itself on its varied enrichment programme. Your studies will include visits to The Supreme Court, The Old Bailey and The Royal Courts of Justice. We also visit the 4 Inns of Court as part of a Legal London Tour as well as Law Schools and Conferences.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Leyton Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 09 January 2017
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