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Applied Law at Uplands Community College School Sixth Form

Course description

This course is designed to encourage students to gain an understanding of Law and the legal system.

Course content

It provides grounding in the main principles of English Law and their development, concentrating on the structure, personnel and functions of the English Legal System.  Crimes such as murder, manslaughter and theft are studied together with the main elements of a crime, that of actus reus and mens rea.


Students explore different points of view about particular legal issues and, in so doing, develop the skills necessary to analyse and solve problems as well as appreciating how Law develops in response to society‚Äôs changing needs.  To aid learning, students will for example take part in role-plays of legal cases and scenarios, debate and discuss, solve problem-based scenarios and learn to write Law essays.


Law combines well with many subjects such as English, the Humanities subjects, Citizenship and Biology.  The skills of ordered thinking, logical progression of thought and the ability to use language well are common in these courses.

Entry requirements

5 A* - C grades at GCSE including grade B or above at English Language GCSE.

Future opportunities

Some of the students who have recently studied Law at Uplands have gone on to take Law at University, either as single or joint honours, have gone on to be solicitors and barristers.  Of those that have gone on to employment, many have become police officers and legal secretaries, whilst others have gone on to work for the criminal justice system.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 December 2014
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    • Wadhurst is situated on the Kent/Sussex border seven miles (11 km) east of Crowborough and about seven miles (11 km) south of Tunbridge Wells.  It is also within easy reach of Ticehurst, Burwash, Mayfield and Heathfield in East Sussex, and Lamberhurst, Hawkhurst and Cranbrook in Kent.


      There is limited parking available on the College site during the day.  Visitors travelling by car may prefer to park in the public car park, which is situated next to the Greyhound Pub in the High Street, adjacent to the College. 


      Uplands is a Community College and we have a Sports Centre on-site, which is open to the public and a Youth Centre across the road.  The entire College site, including the Sports Centre is a non-smoking environment. 

      The College is:

      • Within easy reach of the A21


      • Approximately 1 mile from Wadhurst Railway Station


      • Served by bus routes from the surrounding towns/villages


      • Located within the centre of Wadhurst; Sixth Form students are permitted to visit the local shops during study periods and break/lunchtime