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Law A Level at Herefordshire & Ludlow College

Course description

Law can be defined as the rules that society is required to follow; as such it may change as society changes. The study of Law will enhance your understanding of social science subjects and provide a solid platform from which to develop your evaluative and analytical skills.

Course content

This course explores legal principles and aims to give students an understanding of legal methods and reasoning. You will examine the sources of English Law, the criminal courts and the role that qualified professionals play in the criminal justice system. In addition, you will study non-fatal offences against the person and the law of negligence.

Ares such as Crime and Civil Law are then pursued in more depth in the second year. Topics include murder, manslaughter, occupier’s liability and specific types of negligence including psychiatric harm and medical negligence. In the second year you also have the opportunity to critique the law and consider whether you believe the law achieves justice.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade A – C.

Future opportunities

Undergraduate study in both Law and related disciplines, such as Business, Criminology, Sociology and History are obvious academic routes of progression. Vocational progression into Law via ILEX or paralegal routes is also assisted.

Please note, A Level Law is not a Facilitating Subject for Russell Group Universities.

If you choose to progress to employment, options are broad and, besides leading to a career in the legal profession, include the civil service, trainee paralegal and trainee social worker. A number of students have entered business fields such as trainee accountant, marketing, personnel, etc.

Further information

  • Students consistently achieving higher grades than the national average.
  • A legally qualified teacher who has worked in practice.
  • Court trip and/or guest speakers about qualifying and working in law.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Herefordshire & Ludlow College directly.

Last updated date: 22 June 2016

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