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Law AS and A Level at Coleg y Cymoedd

Course description

This subject is part of the full time A level Programme. To apply for this subject you need to apply for the A Level or Combined Programme A Level Programme - You will need to choose 3 or 4 AS Levels to study the A Level Programme Combined Programme - You will need to choose 1 or 2 AS Levels combined with a vocational option. Vocational options include: Applied Science, IT, Business, Criminology, Law, Sports and Exercise Sciences, or Health and Social Care.

Law is both a fascinating and challenging subject. It affects every aspect of our daily lives. It is an ideal subject for someone with a logical mind, who likes research and attention to detail.

Course content

At AS you will learn about the legal system of England and Wales. You will cover the structures and processes and alternatives to the courts, look at sources of funding and the impact of morality and human rights. You will learn about the legal personnel – judges, barristers and solicitors. In addition, you will study the sources of law, judicial precedent, statutory interpretation and E.U, Human Rights and law reform bodies.

A2 covers the study of Freedom of the Individual and Protection of Human Rights. The first module looks at freedom of the person and covers topics such as police powers and public order. The second module looks at the protection of civil rights and liberties, protection of privacy, freedom of expression and freedom from discrimination.

Entry requirements

You will require 5 GCSEs at Grades A*- C including English Language. You do not need to have studied Law at GCSE.

You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish any support required.


You will be assessed by 100% examination.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course many learners apply to and are offered places at university or enter employment in police, probation service, banking etc.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Coleg y Cymoedd directly.

Last updated date: 25 October 2016
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