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Law AS & A Level at John Leggott Sixth Form College

Course description

You will study the English legal system, including courts, police powers and sentencing, as well as sources of law and if you progress into the second year you specialise in criminal law.

Course content

AS course: 1st Year

  • Unit 1 - The English Legal System - Focuses on the key themes of the English legal system, such as the courts, police powers and sentencing.
  • Unit 2 - Sources of Law - Focuses on how law is made in the English legal system, for example, precedent and legislation.

A2 course: 2nd Year

  • Unit 3 - Tort Law - Tort law is a major area of civil law and involves liability for interference with a claimant's portected interest. It covers things like negligence, nuisance, trespass and occupiers' liability.  
  • Unit 4 - The Special Study - Focuses on a key theme in the context of the development of the law.

Entry requirements

GCSE English at grade B or above. GCSE average 5.8 or above.


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Future opportunities

Many students aspire to careers as solicitors or barristers. However AS/A Level Law is appropriate for other careers, such as business and commerce, journalism, the civil service, forensic science and various areas within both the civil and criminal justice systems. This is because the qualification demonstrates you have strong analytical, problem solving and communication skills.

Further information

You could join the Law Society or the Debating Society. There are also court trips, visits and speakers which will give you an appreciation of real law in action.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 22 September 2016

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