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Law A Level at Beal High School

Course description

A lively interest in law and current affairs. Students will be expected to the quality press on a regular basis, as well as to undertake background reading and research. This is an essential part of the course. Students will need an ability to analyse and solve problems in a logical manner, also to prepare persuasive arguments, both orally and in writing.


The Law A level is assessed entirely by examination, there is no coursework. However one of the two year 13 papers is based on sources that can be prepared in advance.
Both the AS and the A2 course require you to have a detailed knowledge of the law and also the ability to analyse and evaluate it. You will also need to solve legal problems, applying your knowledge of the law to different situations.

Future opportunities

The A level course is an interesting A level which teaches valuable skills which are transferable to any other academic subject or career. We often have students who combine the subject with both arts and science subjects.
A level Law is not required to study the subject at university, but contrary to rumour, is accepted by all university Law Departments. There are two key advantages in taking the subject if you are thinking about studying Law at university.
 A level Law gives you a good understanding about what studying the Law is like and will help you decide if a Law degree is right for you.
 A level Law will make the transition to a university Law degree much easier, giving you a good knowledge of two topics which are almost always dealt with in the first year.
Students who have studied A level Law at Beal have gone on to study Law Degrees at many leading universities. Recent students have gone on to universities such as Southampton and City University, London. They all report that A level law has helped them settle in and do well, one student recently obtained a first class in criminal law a year after studying the subject at Beal.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Beal High School directly.

Last updated date: 05 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years