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Law AS & A Level at Scarborough Sixth Form College

Course description

AS and A level Law offer you the opportunity to gain an insight into the legal system and at the same time to develop analytical skills that will be useful in any area of work or higher education. They are especially relevant if you are considering one of the many careers connected with the law such as the police, the probation service, social work or the legal profession. Every day there are stories in the newspapers and programmes on television discussing various aspects of law. The Law is constantly changing and evolving so you will be studying an interesting subject that is at the heart of modern life

Course content

First Year

  • Module 1: Law Making and the Legal System.
    Topics covered in Module 1 include types of Law, the court system, juries, judges and magistrates, barristers and solicitors.
  • Module 2: The Concept of Liability.
    Topics covered in Module 2 include Criminal liability in relation to assault, battery, actual bodily harm and grievous bodily harm. This module also deals with an introduction to civil law in areas relating to physical injury to people and to damage to property.

Second Year

  • Module 3: Criminal Law (Offences Against the Person).
    This includes murder, manslaughter, non-fatal offences against the person and criminal defences.
  • Module 4: Criminal Law (Offences against Property)
    plus Concepts of Law, The criminal law aspect covers offences against property including theft, burglary and criminal damage.
  • Concepts of Law: Students bring together their knowledge of material gained from earlier study to provide an overview of the whole subject.

Entry requirements

In addition to the A Level entry requirements you will need a minimum of a grade 5 in GCSE English


All units are assessed by examination. Modules 1-2 are assessed through examination during the Lower Sixth and lead to the AS qualification.
Modules 3-4 are taken as part of the Upper Sixth Course (A2). The full Advanced Level is assessed on the results of all the modules namely Modules 1-4

Future opportunities

Law is a useful subject for those who want to go on and study law at university. Law can be studied on its own or combined with other subjects. A qualification in Law will assist with entry to the legal profession as, for example, a barrister or solicitor.

Careers outside the legal profession can include the Civil service, Local and National government as well as employment in Business, Science, Banking and Accountancy. Some students have arranged work placements in law related areas such as Solicitors offices, Magistrates Courts, Police and Crown Prosecution Service.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 November 2016
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