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Law A Level at Worcester Sixth Form College

Course description

Law is an exciting and challenging subject that would benefit any student aiming to pursue a legal career or simply holding a general interest. A Level Law is a wide-ranging course that introduces the English legal system, criminal and areas of Civil Law. 
 
We assume no previous knowledge of the subject, and the main qualities needed to succeed are enthusiasm and determination. 
 

Course content

A variety of methods including practical activities and debates are employed to develop the skills necessary to succeed on the course and to prepare you for further study or employment. There is a heavy emphasis on the discussion of legal rules, such as murder, and their application to resolve legal problems. Students have to develop their own arguments regarding legal liability using real cases to support their points, and individual research and presentation skills are developed in order to aid understanding and evaluation of legal institutions. 
 
We will encourage you to take more responsibility for your own learning and set your sights on achieving the highest standards, supported and guided by your Law teachers. 
 

Entry requirements

  • GCSE English at grade B or above
  • Desirable: Average GCSE score 5.7. If below this please advise students to discuss BTEC Law with this department.

 

Reason logically and apply evidence to principles. Developed writing skills.

Assessment

Typically A Level assessment involves a combination of essay writing and analysis of legal problems. 

Financial information

Optional trips: London - approx £80

Future opportunities

Many students decide to study Law at University, or choose related subjects such as Criminology. A degree in Law provides a route to a legal career, as well as being a qualification that is highly regarded by employers in areas such as business. Others have taken advantage of employment with opportunities for further training, for example working as Legal Executives or joining the Police. 

Further information

Resources and Facilities

All students are provided with a range of key texts, which can be supplemented from the well stocked legal section of the Learning Resources Centre. The Department of Social Science has networked computer rooms with Internet access which are available to Law students.

Extra-curricular Activities 

There are opportunities to visit the Crown Court at Worcester and the Royal Courts of Justice and Parliament in London. Some second year students will also have the opportunity to visit Birmingham Courts.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years
  • Web url: www.wsfc.ac.uk

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