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Law A Level at Hereford Sixth Form College

Course description

In Law, you will learn about how the law and the court system work and how they interact with society.

Course content

Year One

You will focus on how the English legal system works and how the law is made.
This is followed by the study of Law in Action which uses examples of everyday problems, allowing you to apply cases and legal reasoning.
You will also learn about the criminal law through the study of non-fatal offences and about the civil law through the study of the Law of Negligence.

Year Two

In the second year, you will build upon the knowledge from the first year, examining crimes of homicide in depth and further torts such as nuisance.
You will also debate the effectiveness of the law, for example, whether justice is achieved for victims and should law reflect morals?

Each year we stage a mock trial/tribunal, run by a local law firm.

Entry requirements

You will need to:

  • Be able to write clear and logical English.
  • Have an interest in current legal issues such as human rights and the arguments surrounding criminal justice.
  • Be able to learn, analyse and apply factual information.

Future opportunities

Many students go on to specialist law courses.

Law is also a good foundation for any higher education course because of the analytical skills it teaches you, as well as the way it develops your writing skills.

Law provides an excellent preparation for a wide range of careers, including the police, social work, journalism, criminal psychology, the armed forces and business.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hereford Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 02 October 2017

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