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Law at Ormiston Park Academy

Course description

Do you like solving problems? Do you enjoy developing your analytical skills and critical thinking skills? Do you like to challenge yourself academically? If so, Law is a qualification you will enjoy during your study programme. Law qualifications provide a solid foundation for those interested in pursuing a career in the legal profession or as a basis for those that want to supplement their main study at university or open doors to a wide range of careers. This course will develop excellent written communication and research skills whilst engaging you in real life challenges. You will be encouraged to apply the legal knowledge that you gain throughout the course to explain the likely outcome of a particular case.

Course content

Throughout your studies you will gain knowledge of the English legal system and substantive law, including criminal and civil law. You will study and interpret legislation and read case law, enabling you to confidently express views, which are substantiated with evidence. Topics include Law making and the legal system, the concept of liability, criminal law against the person and against property. There is a large component of the course that requires independent study by each student. This course also facilitates extra opportunities for students to extend their studies based on specific interests.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above. Grade B or above in English Language.


You will be taught in a theoretical and practical setting and assessed via written exam papers.

Future opportunities

Your successes in this subject can contribute to furthering your education at university studying a law based degree, or to support a main degree. Careers in the legal profession, administration, journalism, the civil service and the police are all options following studying of a law qualification.

Further information

Opportunities lie to support the History department in the Academy working with students in Years 7-11. OPA would like to support students using their extended written and analytical skills to contribute to the OPA newspaper and 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: 12 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September