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Law A Level at Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College

Course description

UNITS English Legal System Sources of Law Criminal Law Criminal Law Special Study

You will study modules which investigate the English legal system, criminal law and sources of law, through the use of texts, case studies and regular in-class discussions. As part of your course you will visit courts, such as the Old Bailey and the Supreme Court, and there will be visiting speakers from the legal profession and you will be encouraged to visit their courts.

This course combines well with English and any of the social sciences such as politics, sociology, history and economics. For those more interested in criminology it is useful to combine law with Psychology. Maths students will also find it helpful in developing logical thinking.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs, grade C or above, including English Language and Maths. One of these GCSEs should be in an humanities subject such as Geography or History at grade B or above. GCSE grade B in a subject which includes extended writing, such as English or History. All applicants will be interviewed.


The AS-Level is 100% exam based. A minimum of a D grade is needed at AS Level to progress onto year 2 of the course.

The A-Level is 100% exam based. Each year makes up 50% of your final grade.

Assessment is an integral part of the overall learning process and our student centred approach aims to promote initiative and creativity, critical thinking, evaluation, decision making, personal reflection and effective communication skills. Each subject has a number of assessments throughout the year and can include the following: external exams, independent research, presentations, essays, coursework, and in-class tests.

Future opportunities

Apply for a university degree in Law or humanities and social sciences including: History; International Relations; Politics; Sociology; and Philosophy Employment in the legal field

Where will this course take you? Our students have gone on to be employed in a range of jobs within the legal world including solicitors and legal executives. Starting salaries for qualified lawyer begin at £30,000 pa depending on the size of the law firm this can significantly increase with a big firm based in the City of London. As well as preparation for a law degree, the subject also provides you with the opportunity to develop logical thinking, analytical, evaluative and debating skills.

Further information

You will learn in dedicated theory classrooms. There are three AS or A2 classroom sessions per week and they fit in with your overall programme of study, usually across five days at college.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College directly.

Last updated date: 06 January 2017
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