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Law AS and A Level at Thomas Whitham Sixth Form

Course description

Law is the study of the justice system, including both civil and criminal law. Students will explore the roles of judges, juries, magistrates and Parliament in shaping and developing the laws that govern our society.

The study of law helps develop analytical abilities and critical thinking skills.  It also develops problem solving skills through the application of legal rules.  Taking Law at AS/A2 level provides a useful background for the further study of law either as the main subject or as part of a degree or for the many professional qualifications which have a law component.  

Course content

Unit One:  Law Making and the Legal System 

Unit Two:  The Concept of Liability 

Unit Three:  Offences Against the Person 

Unit Four:  Offences Against Property 

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSE's at grade C or higher (including English Language).


Unit 1  100% Exam

Unit 2 100% Exam

Unit 3 100% Exam

Unit 4 100% Exam


Future opportunities

Law is a well recognised academic A level and is welcomed by universities and employers.  Many A level Law students go on to study Law at university and then progress onto careers such as solicitors or barristers. 

The subject is also useful for a variety of careers such as local government, banking, insurance, management and human resources.

Further information

Bar Mock Trial (Enrichment) and court visit.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Thomas Whitham Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 22 November 2016

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