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Law A-Level at Tavistock Community College

Course description

The first year of this course is an AS level qualification and consists of 2 units of study. The student may continue to study for a second year in order to gain an A2 qualification. Law is an academic subject that combines well with a range of other subjects and can also act as an introduction to the work of the legal profession. The course is ideal for students who have an interest in current affairs and a desire to understand the place of law in society. Through discussions, debate, role play and analysis of a range of material you will develop the ability to reason and appreciate various points of view. The course also incorporates court visits and an introduction to a range of professionals and the possibility of work experience.

Entry requirements

5 A* - C grades including a B grade in a Humanities subject at GCSE


Students are assessed on each unit of work through an externally marked exam. Exams are currently taken in June of Year 12 and June Year of 13. There is no coursework element to this course. In addition to this, Law teachers regularly monitor and assess students in class through practice papers, timed questions, presentations and home learning activities. Revision classes are offered in the lead up to exams, in lesson time as well as lunchtimes/after school when possible.

Future opportunities

Students usually progress to higher education to read Law as a single discipline or to combine it with subjects such as Psychology, English, Modern Languages or History. Graduates tend to pursue careers in the Legal Profession, Accounting, Government Services or Business Management. Other employment in a law related career including police, probation, civil service, home office, business and finance, media and teaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tavistock Community College directly.

Last updated date: 11 June 2015

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