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Law AS & A Level at Hornsea School and Language College

Course description

Law enables students to develop their essay writing skills through extended essay practise this is something which is invaluable in a university setting. Students also spend time looking at legislation and legal documents enabling them to access a wider range of   literature while being able to use this information in an analytical and critical way. Aside from these skills law teaches students about time management, the importance of revision and having the ability to prioritise and organise their workload.

A qualification in law can open many doors, careers in law include; being a barrister or solicitor, working for the probation service, working in a court as an usher or in administration, working in the social care sector, working with patents for large pharmaceutical companies, working as an in-house lawyer for large companies (eg- Apple, Microsoft, Walmart or Arcadia), working as a paralegal, working as a legal secretary, working as a prison guard and many more. People with law qualifications are also very desirable for roles within management because of their problem solving capabilities.

A-level law is an interesting and wide ranging subject during which students learn skills many transferable skills. This is a linear course which will run over two years; candidates will sit three exams at the end of the two year course.

Course content

Year 12 

You will learn about the following:

  • How law is made
  • The English legal system
  • Criminal law

Year 13

You will learn about the following:

  • The law of tort
  • The nature of law
  • The law on human rights

Please note for this new linear course starting in September 2017, OCR are still awaiting approval from OFQUAL for this specification and therefore this course may be altered slightly once approved.

Entry requirements

5 A*-C GCSEs including grade 4 in GCSE English language and English literature.


  • Y13: The legal system & criminal law, 2 hr external examination, 33.3%
  • Y13: Law making & the law of tort, 2 hr external examination, 33.3%
  • Y13: Further law, 2 hr external examination, 33.3%

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hornsea School and Language College directly.

Last updated date: 20 January 2017
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