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Law A level at East Norfolk Sixth Form College

Course description

The AS law course will de-mystify the legal system by introducing you to the people and processes involved, from the role of the police and legal professionals to the ordinary men and women of the jury. You will discover how laws are made by Parliament, Judges and the European Union.

At A2 level you will specialise in criminal law, learning how to prosecute and defend a range of offences. On both courses you will have the opportunity to travel to Strasbourg (France) for a guided tour of the European Parliament, as well as visiting the Houses of Parliament and Supreme Court (London) and Norwich Crown Court to witness law in action.

Course content

AS Law

  • How laws are made – the role of Parliament, Judges, the European Union and the Law Commission
  • The English Legal System – police powers to stop and search, arrest and detain suspects; the role of solicitors, barristers, judges, juries and magistrates, the civil and criminal courts and sentencing.

A2 Law

  • Fatal offences (murder and manslaughter)
  • Non-fatal offences (assault, battery, ABH and GBH)
  • Defences (self-defence, consent, intoxication, insanity etc.)

Entry requirements

Grade C or above in GCSE English Language. Average GCSE score of 5.20 or higher.


Awarding Body - OCR

Two examinations at the end of each year (at the end of the first year students can choose whether to stop at the AS level or progress onto A2).

Future opportunities

Law is a useful subject to study whether or not you choose to progress to university or a law-related career. Other than a career as a solicitor or barrister, employment possibilities include the police, probation service, 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 East Norfolk Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 07 September 2016

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