Accessibility links

A Level Law at Wakefield College

Course description

One of the most popular subjects in Wakefield College Sixth Form, the study of Law will provide you with the analytical and problem-solving skills needed to succeed in Higher Education or Employment.

Our Learning Resource Centre and well-equipped teaching rooms provide the support you need to get the most out of this subject. Our teaching staff have many years' experience of delivering this very specialised subject. You will also have the opportunity to visit local courts as well as participating in a programme of guest lectures, from legal specialists such as working magistrates, solicitors, the police and university law departments.

Course content

What you will study

This course will enable you to develop an understanding of the principles of English Law and the structure of major aspects of the English Legal System. You will investigate how Law is made and the role of judges, juries and the legal profession.

You will learn about aspects of criminal law, for example offences against the person, the law of homicide and the various property crimes. You will also study aspects of civil law including the law of tort, contract and human rights.

Finally, you will study some of the more philosophical elements of the subject such as the relationship between law, morality and justice.

Your Course Structure

This course is a linear,2 year, qualification structure. The course will be assessed via 100% examination at the end of the second year of study.

How you will learn

Teaching and learning will be mainly through lectures, supported by small group work, case studies and presentations.  You will be expected to expand classwork with additional reading prior to and after lessons. Essay writing and problem solving exercises will also be used to assess your progress in this subject.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at A*-C (or new grade 9-4), including English Language at grade 5 and Maths at grade 4.


Your progress will be assessed through completion of regular written work. There will be a mock exam period at the end of the Autumn Term and at the end of the 1st year. There is no coursework element for this qualification. A full revision programme will be provided in the second term that will run up until the summer examinations. There will be 3 written examinations at the end of your final year.

Financial information

Tuition and certification are free if you are aged 16-18 years old. Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, residentials etc which are payable by all students.
Any student entered/registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and then withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any resit examination will incur a cost.

Different fees apply to international students.

For more detailed information on financial support and fees for students aged 19+ please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.

Future opportunities

Further study

Law develops valuable skills in analysis, reasoning and evaluation which gives a firm basis for all kinds of undergraduate study at university. This may include a Law degree or a range of other courses requiring similar skills.

Career opportunities

This subject provides a valuable first step for a career in Law. Apart from the professions of Solicitor and Barrister, there is a long list of associated career pathways such as Legal Executive, Paralegal, Police or any role within the Criminal Justice System. A qualification in Law is also useful for various careers in the world of Business.

Further information

If you require further information please contact: The Course Information Team on 01924 789111

Visit our Sixth Form Facebook page at

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 07 June 2018
Provider logo

Key information

Contact details


  • More information
    • Wakefield City Campus
      (Postcode WF1 2DH)

      If you want to study in the heart of a bustling city centre, you’ll like our Wakefield Campus, situated in Margaret Street to the North West of the city centre. The campus has just finished a major refurbishment to provide a better and more attractive learning environment for all our students!

      At the Wakefield Campus you will find all the facilities you’d expect of a major college campus, such as a well-stocked Learning Centre, and a food court style refectory.

      Wakefield Campus is home to our Sixth Form, where students can choose from a wide range of AS/A Levels. Vocational courses at all levels can also be studied here – Business Studies, ICT, Hospitality and Catering, Travel and Tourism, Health and Social Care, Childcare, Animal Care... to name but a few.