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Law A Level at Kendal College

Course description

A-level Law develops knowledge and understanding of the English Legal system. You will complete the AS-level in the first year and the A2 in the second to form a full A-level.

The study of Law at A-level will enable you to develop your problem-solving and analytical and critical thinking skills. Your problem solving skills will be developed through the application of legal rules, together with an understanding of legal method and reasoning. These skills provide excellent preparation whether you wish to progress to degree level study or pursue a wide range of careers.

A-level Law is an inspiring and academically demanding course. In addition to learning challenging substantive law, many students enjoy the practical application of the subject, which develops their problem-solving skills and encourages a critical evaluation of material encountered in their everyday lives.

A-level Law will enhance your organisational skills, and encourage your ability to think independently.  You will be required to write clearly, concisely and in a logical manner and will gain critical evaluation skills to ensure that you can confidently express views (which are backed up with evidence), encouraging you to reflect on up-to-date issues in modern society.

Course content

The course compromises 4 units

  • Unit 1: Law Making and the Legal System
  • Unit 2: The Concept of Liability
  • Unit 3: Criminal Law (Offences against the person) or Contract
  • Unit 4: Criminal Law (Offences against property) or Tort and Concepts of Law

You will study, evaluate and apply case law developed by the judiciary.

Entry requirements

5 GSCE grade A* - C (including GCSE English)


Both the AS level (at the end of year 1) and the A2 level (end of year 2) are assessed by exams only.  The exams require a mixture of written essays and scenario response questions.

The AS can be either a standalone qualification, or progressed to the A level (A2) at the end of year 2.

Future opportunities

Whilst not essential for entry to a Law degree, an A level in Law can be beneficial as it demonstrates a commitment to the subject, and will help to prepare you for the subjects studied at degree level.

The skills developed from A level Law are broad-ranging and provide excellent preparation for those students who wish pursue a wide range of careers including business, health and social care, the police, probationary service and youth work.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 April 2016
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