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Law A-Level at Clevedon School

Course description

This course provides opportunities for students to gain knowledge in the legal or business sectors, and achieve a nationally recognised Level 3 vocationally-specific qualification.

The progression can be to enter employment in the legal sector or to progress to higher education qualifications such as the Edexcel Level 5 BTEC Higher National in Business (Law), a Foundation Degree in Business and Law, or on to a Law honours degree.

It gives learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life and to allow access to employment opportunities in the legal sector.

The course gives an introduction to numerous legal situations and provides a platform for students to add a qualification in Law to their personal portfolio.

Course content

This BTEC covers many areas related to Law in Civil and Criminal Law. It is very practical and gives a clear insight into the court and background to common and statute law. Greater flexibility is provided by the choice of optional units selected by the school. 6 units are undertaken during the course, each of them has an equal weighting and all are assessed through coursework. Listed below are the unit titles which provide an interesting range of topics.

Year 12

  • Unit 1: Dispute Solving in the Legal System
  • Unit 2: Understanding Law Making
  • Unit 3: Aspects of Legal Liability

These are core units essential to the qualification.

Year 13

Optional units chosen by Clevedon School.

  • Unit 5: Aspects of Property Offences and Police Powers
  • Unit 7: Consumer Law
  • Unit 9: Aspects of Employment Law 

Coursework only assessment This will come from a range of activities such as presentations, written reports, witness statements, observation records, research and interviews.

Entry requirements


In order to be admitted onto Level 3 courses, students should satisfy all the following requirements:

  • At the end of Year 11 secure a minimum of 5 GCSE passes at grades A* to C at GCSE.
  • Secured at least a grade B at GCSE in the subject that the student wishes to study at Post 16, or the same grade in a related subject where it has not been previously studied GCSE.
  • Have demonstrated, through their previous education career, the level of self-motivation and commitment required for Post 16 study.

NB. In exceptional cases one or more of the above requirements may be waived at the discretion of the Headteacher or his designated member of staff. The school reserves the right not to admit onto the requested course, despite meeting the above requirements, if on educational grounds it is not considered to be appropriate to the needs and ability of the student concerned.

Future opportunities

This course can be used to add to employability in specialist jobs roles, apprenticeships or progress to Higher Education.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Clevedon School directly.

Last updated date: 05 May 2015

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