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Law A Level at Cleeve School

Course description

Law is a fascinating and informative subject for would-be lawyers and students wanting to study something different in the Sixth Form. In your first year you will learn the difference between civil and criminal law; the terminology, courts and appeal routes. You will discover where our law comes from and how judges apply it in cases. You will be introduced to criminal law, considering crimes such as ABH and GBH. You will also be introduced to civil law, discovering the rules of tort law including negligence for personal injury and occupiers liability.

In your second year the focus will be on human rights law when you will learn
about international human rights and its relevance in English law.

Course content

Unit 1:
• The Nature of Law and the English Legal System.
• Criminal Law
Unit 2:
• Tort Law
Unit 3:
• Human Rights Law

Entry requirements

Students should have achieved a grade 5 in an English or Humanities GCSE.


100% External Examination - 1 examination per unit

Future opportunities

For those students considering Law at university, Law A level provides an excellent introduction. Former Cleeve students currently studying Law at university report that taking Law at A level enabled them to make an informed choice about their higher education course and arrive prepared.

You do not need to be considering Law at university, there are plenty of other careers where it would be beneficial – police, forensic science, business and criminology. Studying Law will help develop your research, communication and problem solving skills. It will also give you an understanding of the role of the Law in today’s society and raise awareness of your rights and responsibilities.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 November 2017
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