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LAW AS/A2 Level at The Helena Romanes School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

Students taking AS Law find the subject fast moving and enjoyable. They say that the course can take a while to understand but any grey areas can be discussed in lessons and clarified. Then, of course, a topic can be read for homework to reinforce classroom learning. It is an interesting and rewarding subject to study.

Course content


Unit 1 English Legal System

Court Process, Criminal & Civil

Police Powers, Aims of Sentencing

Lawyers – Barristers & Solicitors

Judges, Juries, magistrates. Crown Prosecution

Services and role of DPP


Unit 2 Sources of Law

Statutory Interpretation, Separation of Powers,

Delegated Legislation. Parliamentary Sovereignty.

Judicial Precedent. Law Reform.


Unit 3 Criminal Law

Elements of a Crime. Principles of Criminal Law.

Murder. Voluntary and involuntary manslaughter.

Inchoate crimes. Offences Against the Person. Theft. Criminal Damage. General Defences


Unit 4 Special Study Paper

The Study of a specific area of criminal law currently:


Entry requirements

In order to study Law at A Level you must have achieved 5 GCSEs A* - C.

Including a B grade in English Language and English Literature.



Future opportunities

Last year over half the cohort applied to University to study law. Having studied Law at university, students can specialise in training as a solicitor or barrister. However, there are many other routes to explore.

Employers like students who know something about the law, so a student who has studied Law is in a strong position to pursue a career in retailing, banking, financial services, accountancy and other paralegal work such as mediation and conveyancing, or work within the Criminal Justice System

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Helena Romanes School and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 05 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years