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Law at Runshaw College

Course description

Why should I come to Runshaw study Law?

Law is a fascinating, dynamic subject that underpins all areas of life. High profile criminal cases are in the headlines every day, and places on law courses continue to be highly prized and can often lead to a lucrative career.

In the most recent inspection the School was awarded Grade One, and iwth three of the team being Senior Examiners 2015 saw our students achieve 63% A*-B.

The heart of Law at Runshaw is the Law Academy, where students from all classes and years come together on a weekly basis to take part in a variety of additional activities to develop their practical legal skills and try their hand at undergraduate work. Students are able to apply to become mentors to partner high school pupils and work closely in preparing a Court of Appeal mooting case with Lancaster University Law School’s Pro Bono Unit. Advanced level lectures also ensure those requiring the highest grades can achieve them.


We also enjoy our own unique court room and students benefit greatly from a vast array of enrichment activities whihc really make Law at Runshaw very special:

  • residential trips to London
  • the annual Charity Law Ball - the highlight of the School's social events!
  • visits to HMP Wymott and the Magistrates and Crown courts to watch trials in action
  • a strong tradition of Mooting with the annual Runshaw Moot Competition
  • a strong tradition of success in the Bar National Mock Trial Competition - we have been regional event winners four times and National Runners-up in 2011
  • master classes from lawyers, magistrates and the police
  • LNAT classes and Oxbridge preparation classes

What will I study?

Year 1:

The English Legal System and Sources of Law

Year 2:

The Principles and Application of Criminal Law


Entry requirements

For access to our A Level Programme, our entry requirements are 5 x grade B equivalent (5 x Grade 5 or B) in a range of separate subjects.
For Law specifically, this should include a Grade 5 in English.


How is the course assessed?

100% written examination across three papers at the end of Year 2.

Financial information

No course fees are applicable for 16-18 year old learners who meet funding regulations.

Future opportunities

What will this course prepare me for?

Implicit in the course is the development of research and communication skills along with problem solving. Many of our students go on to study Law or Law related degrees such as Criminology at university. However other careers such as the police, accounting, probation service, forensic science, legal executives, paralegals and management are a natural progression too.

Where are you going?

  • Lawyer
  • Accountant
  • Journalist
  • Manager
  • Police Officer

Further information

Which subjects complement this A-level?

Any subject will complement A-level Law. The following subjects are the most popular with our current students:

• Accounting and Maths
• Business Studies/Economics
• Drama & Theatre Studies
• English
• Government and Politics
• History
• Psychology
• Science
• Sociology

Please contact the Schools Liaison team by phone on 01772 643000 or by email Our website also contains up to date further information on all courses that we offer.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 29 September 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Course code: LALAW

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