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Law A Level at Thomas Rotherham College (TRC)

Course description

A Level Law covers a wide range of topic areas relating to criminal and civil law in England and Wales.  During the course you will extend your understanding of criminal offences (e.g. theft, burglary and murder) and defences (e.g. insanity, automatism and loss of control).

Course content

Component One – The legal system and criminal law:

Introduces students to the legal system and familiarises them to the concept of liability through an introduction to criminal law.

This component is split into two sections – Section A: the legal system and Section B: criminal law.


Component Two – Law making and the law of tort:

Introduces students to the law making and familiarises them to the concept of liability through an introduction to the law of tort.

This component is split into two sections – Section A: law making and Section B: the law of tort.


Component Three – The nature of law and contract law:

Enables students to extend their study of law.  They will explore and consider in more detail the nature of law and develop their legal knowledge through the study of contract law. 

This component is split into two sections – Section A: the nature of law and Section B: contract law.

Study Visits
A number of day and half-day visits to Crown Court, Magistrates’ Court and Nottingham Galleries of Justice.

Entry requirements

Grade 5 English Language Grade 3 Maths.

Minimum average GCSE score required 4.5.



Law is 100% exam assessed and is heavily 'text based' so it is important that students are comfortable with learning based on lots of reading and writing. 

Financial information

There is no charge for visits to local courts.

Future opportunities

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

This course could lead onto higher education in areas of law, business studies, politics or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to law such as a Lawyer, Solicitor or Barrister, Police Officer, Advice Worker, Legal Executive, Human Resource Manager.

Further information

To find out more about this course, visit one of our Open Evenings or speak to school/college careers staff.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 21 September 2017
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    • The College is situated on Moorgate in Rotherham, about a 15 minute walk from the centre of Rotherham.  Buses leave the central Rotherham Interchange every 10 minutes and the journey takes approx. 5 minutes. 

      We also run dedicated bus services to ease your journey to and from College.  See for details and route information. 

      The College also has on-site permit parking for students, with priority given to students with the greatest distance to travel.