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Law AS/A Level at The Urswick School - A Church of England Secondary School

Course description

Law students will be able to develop analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, which will assist you in higher education, in the workplace and in everyday life. The course develops excellent written communication skills and research skills, while engaging you in real life challenges. If you are considering taking Law you will participate in researching questions and will also need to keep up to date with the changes in the Law.


Course content

The AS award comprises two compulsory assessment units and the A2 comprises a further two. There are no coursework modules.

AS Level

  • Unit 1: English Legal System
  • Unit 2: Sources of Law

A2 Level

  • Unit 3: Criminal Liability
  • Unit 4: Criminal Law (Special Studies paper)


Entry requirements

 5 GCSEs in different subjects at grade C or higher with grade B or higher in GCSE English, English Language or English Literature.


The syllabus is set by the OCR Examination Board. It includes formal input, discussions, role play, case studies and court visits. An integral part of the learning process is the sharing of knowledge and experience. A commitment to progress your study outside the classroom must also be assumed.

Future opportunities

A Level Law provides a firm foundation for anyone who wishes to pursue a legal career.  However, successful students are not limited to a career in law, but also in Government, public relations, teaching, journalism, police force, social services and many more!

Further information

Law is a very popular A Level choice. It works well with other Humanity subjects such as Government and Politics and History. If you are thinking about becoming a Lawyer or just have an interest in the subject, this subject will help enhance both university and job applications as you will develop many transferrable skills.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Urswick School - A Church of England Secondary School directly.

Last updated date: 20 December 2016

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