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Law A Level at Burnley College

Course description

This course provides an essential introduction to the English Legal System and is a solid foundation for students wishing to pursue a career in the legal profession.

Students will analyse topics such as Juries, Magistrates, Barristers, Solicitors, the Powers of the Police, Bail and Sentencing. We also examine the origins of the law, such as Acts of Parliament, Case Law and Delegated Legislation. The second year focuses on Contract Law and students will examine how contracts are formed, consumer protection and the various ways a contract can come to an end.

One of our lecturers is a Senior Examiner with the exam board OCR on one AS module and one A2 module. This excellent link is reflected in the examination results that our students achieve.

Entry requirements

To take four AS Levels in Year 1 (leading to three or four A Levels in Year 2): At least six GCSEs at grades A to C, including both English and Maths. To take three AS Levels in Year 1 (leading to three A Levels in Year 2): At least five GCSEs at grades A to C, including both English and Maths. There are no additional entry requirements for this course.

Future opportunities

The course links well to current affairs, so it is very useful for students wishing to work in other professions such as the Police, Social Services, Probation, Management, Accounting, and Human Resources.

Further information

Recognised as best practice by Ofsted, our ALZs promote independent learning through cutting-edge technology combined with traditional books and journals and online learning resources. Students have access to high specification PCs with the latest Microsoft applications and multimedia and innovative technologies including iPads, Kindles and portable consoles. Each of the 8 ALZs provides the most up to date and relevant equipment for the subjects they serve.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 February 2016
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