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Law at Palmer's College

Course description

Law is a valuable subject as it affects so much of our lives. The course allows you to question a Barrister who will come to the College and give you a talk on how the legal profession operates and you will visit the Old Bailey.

Course content

• Law making - the legal system
• Introduction to criminal liability and introduction to tort
• Fatal offences against the person including murder, voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter; non-fatal offences 
   against the person and defences
• Offences against property including theft and robbery, burglary, blackmail, fraud, making off without payment, criminal damage
   and defences

You must also study: Law and morals, law and justice, judicial creativity and fault.

Entry requirements

Minimum of four Cs and two Bs at GCSE which must include a grade B in English Language or another written subject.


Future opportunities

Many students each year go on to university to study Law or related subjects such as Politics or Criminology. As well as legal careers, Law is useful for a large number of careers, including journalism, the police, social services, careers in central and local government and opportunities in Europe.

Further information

More information is available from the College website.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Palmer's College directly.

Last updated date: 22 October 2015
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    • We are a specialist sixth form college providing post-16 education in South Essex to over 2000 students. Palmer's College is a warm and welcoming college and offers a fantastic team of teaching and support staff alongside superb new facilities.  The College has spent an impressive £4.2 million to improve its student facilities over the past three years.

      There is a place for everyone at Palmer’s – our students are treated like adults, make great friends and achieve success in A-levels, BTEC and secretarial courses.