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Law A level at Woking College

Course description

The course covers the working of the English legal system and includes the courts and personnel as well as the roles played by Parliament and Europe in creating laws. Modules include law making, dispute solving, the roles within the legal system and criminal law. This is an area of study new to most students, so no previous knowledge is necessary.

Course content

Component 1 - Examination: The English Legal System (2 hours - 30%)

  • Section A: At least two essay questions
  • Section B: At least one application question

Component 2 - Examination: Sources of Law (1 hour - 20%)

  • Section A: Two source-based questions

Component 3 - Examination: Criminal Law (2 hours - 30%)

  • Section A: One essay question
  • Section B: One problem question
  • Section C: One dilemma board question

Component 4 - Examination: Criminal Law Special Study (1 hour, 30 minutes - 25%)

  • Section A: Three source questions based on a pre-released study booklet

Entry requirements

Five A*- C grades (or equivalent 4+) including at least a grade 4 in English Language.


Examination = 100%

Future opportunities

Whether you intend to pursue a career in law or have a passing interest, the pervasiveness of law means that it is a highly valued area of education for all careers. The discipline and approach developed during the study of law will prepare you for a large variety of careers. These might include finance, commerce, journalism, politics, civil service, local government, business management, academia and of course, the law.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 September 2016
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