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Law A-level at South Essex College

Course description

This course will give you the knowledge and skills required to go on to higher education and pursue a career in this field.

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Entry requirements

Year one:

  • law making and the legal system: the different ways in which law is created, the sources of law, the various inuences that lead to a change in law by parliament and how the legal system works
  • the concept of liability: what is required to be guilty of a crime, what is required for a successful civil action in negligence, criminal sentencing and civil sanctions

Year two:

  • criminal law: murder, manslaughter, non-fatal offences against the person, theft, robbery, burglary, fraud and possible defences
  • concepts of law: law and morality, law and justice, balancing conicting rights, fault, judicial creativity


  • English language at grade six/grade B or above
  • maths at grade four/grade C or above
  • three additional GCSEs at grade C or above

Financial information

exams: 100%

Future opportunities

FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment

Further information

higher education at university or college to study medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, marine biology, forensic science, nursing or physiotherapy

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 January 2017
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