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Law A Level at East Riding College

Course description

This course will be of interest to you if you have a strong interest in law. Students do not need to have studied law at GCSE. Law is an excellent qualification for a wide range of university courses and would help with a career in  law or business.

You can study this subject for one year and earn an AS-level or for two years and earn an A2-level.

Course content

Module one: Law Making and the Legal System

  • Law making
  • Parliamentary law making
  • Delegated legislation
  • Statutory interpretation
  • Judicial precedent
  • The legal system: Civil courts and other forms of dispute solving
  • Legal profession and sources of advice
  • Criminal courts and lay people
  • The judiciary

Module two: The concept of liability

  • Introduction to criminal liability
  • Introduction to tort

Entry requirements

  • Five GCSEs grade A* to  C including a minimum grade B in GCSE English or English Literature, or equivalent qualifications
  • Successful interview demonstrating motivation and commitment to the course and initial assessment
  • If English is not your first language you will also need an IELTS score of 5.5 or above


Each module is assessed by a written examination paper.

Module one consists of a 90-minute exam.

Candidates must answer three questions from eight, one on law making, one on the legal system, and another one.

Module two consists of a 90-minute exam.

Candidates must answer the compulsory question on criminal law and either one question on tort or one question on contract.

Future opportunities

AS and A2 levels are recognised qualifications for a wide range of courses in higher education, such as degrees in law, criminology or other social sciences or higher qualifications in accountancy.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact East Riding College directly.

Last updated date: 04 April 2016

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