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Law at Small Heath School & Sixth Form Centre

Course description

A level Law

Course content

What will I learn?
The A-level gives you an overview of the British legal system and the different sorts of law in our country. This doesn’t mean you only study criminal law. You will study both civil and criminal. In a typical course you will learn about contract, criminal and tort. This will give you a good foundation of knowledge and introduce you to some key concepts.
But a good deal of time will also be spent on looking at various roles in the legal sector, such as how to become a solicitor and the requirements to become a magistrate. This will help when thinking about your future. So there’s a mixture of studying legal subjects, and learning about the legal sector & careers
This course also provides an opportunity for students to gain an understanding of the moral and ethical issues in society through consideration of legal principles, rules and sanctions, and how these are affected by changing morality and values in society.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and Maths


The qualification consists of three components. The legal system and criminal law, Law making and the law of tort, and Further law.  All components will test all three assessment objectives.
There are a number of ‘in class’ activities to engage students and help them understand and learn the law, but the outcomes are based solely on exam performance.

Future opportunities

A-Level Law can be the first step towards degree-level study of Law and many other subjects.
A degree in Law could lead to jobs such as:
Legal Executive
Trademark or Patent Attorney
Barrister's clerk
Chartered legal executive (England and Wales)
Licensed conveyance
The study of Law is useful to roles in many industries, including HR, finance, media, marketing, teaching and working in the public sector.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Small Heath School & Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 10 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years