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Law (Access To Higher Education) at Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College

Course description

Law is an integral part of life, existing in almost everything we do. Law embraces activities as varied as the crime of bigamy to the law on clinical negligence and copyright. The legal system is undergoing a period of enormous change and new areas of law are emerging in the 21st Century.

This course aims to provide you with an appreciation of the role that law plays in modern life and an understanding of the legal system. More importantly, it aims to develop core legal skills that will equip you for study at degree level.

Course content

The course is delivered in two units – both seeking to develop skills in research evaluation, analysis and in identifying and applying legal principles and concepts. You will acquire a body of  knowledge and be able to support conclusions with reference to appropriate legal authority.

Unit 1

The Legal System
This unit provides a foundation for the study of law. It focuses on the nature and working of the legal system and topics covered include: – the idea of law, the sources of law, dispute resolution, the personnel of the law and the role of the judiciary and the participation of lay people in the legal process.

Unit 2

Civil and Criminal Liability
This unit provides an introduction to the law in the criminal and civil justice systems. Students will study several areas of law in depth including the elements of a crime, murder, non-fatal offences and negligence.

Entry requirements

The usual entry requirement to QE is 5 GCSE grades at C or above including Maths or English. A good number of students study four AS Levels in their first year and to do this we require at least 3B grades and 3C grades at GCSE including Maths and English Language. Students who do not achieve these GCSE grades take fewer subjects at A Level and will be required to do resits in GCSE Maths and English if they have not already achieved a grade C in these core subjects. The College is large enough to have a very flexible timetable that allows students to take almost any combination of subjects at A Level. The advantage of this system is that we can tailor your programme to suit your needs and abilities. We give lots of advice if you decide to apply to the College.

Subject Specific

GCSE English grade C or above.


Unit 1

  • Coursework (one extended study or project)
  • End of Unit Test

Unit 2

  • Coursework (assignment / essay)
  • Exam

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 17 April 2015
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