Accessibility links

Law A Level at Cardinal Newman College

Course description

The study of Law involves understanding the systems in place and the personnel involved in making the rules and regulations which guide the conduct and behaviour of society. Law is divided into several areas, but put simply, can either be criminal or civil.

Criminal Law provides a set of rules within which to operate. Breaking these rules results in the involvement of the police who initially investigate the matter and then the State bringing a case against an individual through the courts. If found guilty, there are a range of punishments available to fit the crime.

Civil Law involves a wide range of areas but differs from criminal law because it requires one individual to take action against another. Civil Law covers matters such as family, tort, contract and property.

Course content

The study of Law involves understanding the systems in place and the personnel involved in making the rules and regulations which guide the conduct and behaviour of society. Law is divided into several areas, but put simply, can either be criminal or civil.

Criminal Law provides a set of rules within which to operate. Breaking these rules results in the involvement of the police who initially investigate the matter and then the State bringing a case against an individual through the courts. If found guilty, there are a range of punishments available to fit the crime.

Civil Law involves a wide range of areas but differs from criminal law because it requires one individual to take action against another. Civil Law covers matters such as family, tort, contract and property.A Level Law supports an application to University to read Law and with further qualifications, become a barrister or solicitor. Many of our students have progressed to prestigious institutions including Oxford, Durham, Manchester, London School of Economics, Lancaster and Leeds. Many students also go on to careers in the police, prison service, social services, civil service, journalism and teaching.

Entry requirements

At least two Bs and three Cs at GCSE, including at least a grade 5 in English Language.

Assessment

Exam: 100%

Future opportunities

A Level Law supports an application to University to read Law and with further qualifications, become a barrister or solicitor. Many of our students have progressed to prestigious institutions including Oxford, Durham, Manchester, London School of Economics, Lancaster and Leeds. Many students also go on to careers in the police, prison service, social services, civil service, journalism and teaching.

Further information

Many of our students have gone on to have successful careers as solicitors and barristers throughout the UK.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cardinal Newman College directly.

Last updated date: 10 August 2016
Provider logo

Key information

Venues