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Law A-Level at Abbeywood Community School

Course description

This course would be suitable for someone looking to enter the legal profession or the police, as well as those interested in current affairs.

Course content

What will I study?

The AS course provides you with a general overview of the English Legal System. It includes the study of the structure and the procedure of the courts and its personnel, for instances, juries, barristers and solicitors. We also consider contemporary issues, exploring a wide range of interesting cases and Acts of Parliament. The aim is to improve your knowledge, understanding and critical awareness of a whole range of issues affecting the legal system.

This gives way to a more in-depth analysis of Criminal Law in the second year (A2). Here, the emphasis is on developing your analytical and reasoning skills and we do this by reviewing in excess of 200 cases.

How will I learn?

In addition to lectures, we will visit the Magistrates and Crown Court in Bristol and then visit the new Supreme Court and the Royal Courts of Justice in London in the summer.

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSE grades A*- C including English Language


The course is assessed by written examination only

Future opportunities

A level Law complements many disciplines and is suited to run alongside Economics, English, Sociology and Psychology, to name but a few. It serves as a perfect precursor to studying most subjects at university as it develops reasoning skills and relies heavily upon argument to inform discussions and essays. Many of our students leave to study Law at degree level. Additionally, Law is useful for students interested in joining the police force or training to become social workers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Abbeywood Community School directly.

Last updated date: 27 April 2015

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