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Law A Level at Lawnswood School

Course description

The OCR specification introduces students to basic legal framework and processes with special reference to criminal law. Pupils study the logic behind legal thinking. Discussion/ debate of the legal issues are vital as is being aware of topical legal issues. It is a practical subject in that it governs all daily life and is constantly adapting to and developing within modern society.

This course provides excellent preparation for university studies. Activities will  include having a solicitor as a law mentor, court visits, examining legal cases, visits from magistrates, lawyers and a variety of law related personnel.

Course content

In year 1 - a study of the sources of English Law together with an overview of the English legal system - including: civil and criminal procedures, legal personnel, lay people in the legal system…..

In year 2  - criminal law including: principles of criminal law, homicide and defences, theft and related offences, non-fatal offences, defences in the law.

Paper 1 - The legal system and criminal law

Paper 2 - Law making and the law of tort

Paper 3 - The nature of law and human rights law

Entry requirements

To study Law at A level you will need grade 6+ in GCSE English Language


Law GCE is assessed through 3 written papers. It is a linear course, assesed at the end of year 13. We are currently looking at offering the OCR specification

Financial information

Students are encouraged, but do not have to, purchase own texts. Additional texts / revision guides are optional. Students are expected to purchase files, stationary etc.

Future opportunities

Law is a highly regarded A level, which promotes progression to full H.E./ career opportunities as well as preparing potential law students for the academic rigour necessary for a degree in law.

It provides grounding for many professional qualifications/ businesses most of  which have integral law component. The course also deals with the Human Rights Act and European Union Law both of which are basic to most professional fields. Previous students have gone on to pursue their legal studies at many universities, including Oxbridge, and taken up careers in wideranging career fields including both the private and public sectors.

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: 15 October 2017
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