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Law A level at Wilberforce College

Course description

You should study law because it is all around you! How did you get here? By Road? Speed Limits – set by law. Number of people allowed on the bus – set by law. Fare – set by law. Qualified driver – set by law.... and that is just one example.

Law is academic, challenging and practical and it is well respected by Universities as a good basis for studying anything as it teaches you a wide variety of skills, such as essay writing, research and analysis.

Course content


The AS Level year is split up into two units:

The English Legal System – an insight into the personnel of the courts and an understanding of the court mechanism.

Sources of Law – looks at where our law comes from; Parliament, Judges and Europe.


A Level units:

Criminal Law - a detailed study into the law of murder, manslaughter theft, robbery, burglary and assaults.

The Special Studies Paper –research into the general defence of Insanity.

Entry requirements

Five A* - C grades at GCSE including a minimum of grade C in GCSE English Language


AS Level - Two modules will be assessed at the end of the year: one focusing on the English Legal System, the other on Sources of Law.

A Level - Two modules will be assessed; one in January and one at the end of the second year concentrating on Criminal Law.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 September 2016

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