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Law at Elliott Hudson College

Course description

This course will provide learners with a sound knowledge of the fundamental principles of the English legal system. Students will be provided with the opportunity to develop knowledge, understanding and critical awareness of the structure, personnel and functions of the English legal system, and an in-depth knowledge of the operation of areas within both private and public law. Students will develop and apply the techniques of legal method and reasoning to analyse and offer answers to problems, based on legal principles, legislation and case law.

Course content

The Legal System and Criminal Law (01):
  • Civil courts and ADR
  • Criminal process
  • Criminal courts
  • Penal system
  • Judiciary
  • The legal profession
  •  Lay people in the legal system
  • Provision of legal services
  • Elements of a crime
  • Fatal offences
  • Non-fatal offences
  • Property offences
  • Attempted offences
  • General defences
Law-making and the Law of Tort (02):
  • Doctrine of precedent
  • Legislation
  • Delegated legislation
  • European Union law
  • Law reform
  • Liability in negligence
  • Occupiers’ liability
  • Torts connected to land
  • Vicarious liability
  • Defences and remedies
Further Law (03):
  • Nature of law
  • Law and morality
  • Law and justice
  • Law and society
  • Law and technology
  • Protection of the individual’s human rights and freedoms in the UK
  • Key provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights
  • Restrictions and enforcement of human rights law

Entry requirements

Attain 5 or more standard GCSE passes (grade 4 or higher).

If a student is applying for an A Level course that they have studied at GCSE it is expected that a student would attain at least a standard pass (grade 4) in this subject.


This course is 100% externally examined. Students will sit three exams in total to be awarded the A Level Law qualification:
The Legal System and Criminal Law (01):
2 hour exam
100 marks
33.3% of the overall A Level
Law-making and the law of Tort (02):
2 hour exam
100 marks
33.3% of the overall A Level
Further Law (03):
2 hour exam
100 marks
33.3% of the overall A Level

Financial information

Elliott Hudson College will not charge fees for tuition or examination entry (except for re-sits, where attendance is unsatisfactory or coursework is incomplete). There are no charges for course materials, although students are expected to provide their own stationery and any specialist clothing /equipment. Course books may be bought from subject teachers however subjects will also loan textbooks to students in return for a deposit. In the case of field trips, a contribution from the student to cover board and lodging, but excluding tuition and travel, will be expected. Some optional activities (e.g. enrichment, theatre trips, exchange visits, etc.) may have an associated cost; this will be notified in advance of the event.

Some applicants might not be supported by government funding for education (e.g. non-UK or EU passport holders recently arrived in the area): in these cases we do reserve the right to charge full fees for the course.

If your family is on a low income or you encounter any financial difficulties in special circumstances, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the college’s Student Bursary Fund.

Future opportunities

The skills that you acquire through studying this course will be applicable in a wide range of careers including the legal profession (Barrister, Solicitor, Legal Secretary, etc.), the public services (Police Force), teaching and business.

You may also go on to study Law or related degrees (e.g. Business) at university or find a legal apprenticeship.

Further information

Detailed information about Elliott Hudson College can be found on the college’s website


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 09 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September