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Law AS/A Level at The Commonweal School

Course description

Taking Law at A-level could give you a head start on some of the skills and knowledge you'll need at university. For example, you'll get used to learning the details of cases, how these are applied in court and you'll know detail about some elements of the Law that might come in handy later.

The syllabus gives you an overview of the British legal system, the sources of law and the process involved in real cases. This doesn’t mean you only study criminal law. You will study both civil and criminal including Tort, focusing on the law of negligence. This will give you a good foundation of knowledge and introduce you to some key concepts with Law.

But a good deal of time will also be spent on looking at various roles in the legal sector, such as how to become a solicitor and the requirements to become a magistrate. This will help when thinking about your future. So there’s a mixture of studying legal subjects, and learning about the legal sector & careers.

Entry requirements

No prior knowledge of the subject is required. The specifications build on, but do not depend on, the knowledge, understanding and skills specified for GCSE Law. It is recommended that candidates have attained communication and literacy skills at a level equivalent to GCSE grade C in English.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Commonweal School directly.

Last updated date: 19 January 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September