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Law A Level at Congleton High School

Course description

Are you interested in finding out how the legal system in England and Wales works? Do you want to acquire an understanding of our legal system that can be applied to everyday life? Do you want to study a course that is constantly developing to ensure that it remains up to date and that regularly draws on stories and topics from current affairs? Do you want to study a subject that will prepare you for a career in law or any business related profession? If so, then this is the subject for you!

Studying Law will help you to develop a strong vocabulary, excellent evaluative skills, effective research skills and the ability to write efficiently, analysing and solving complex legal problems under timed conditions. You may be required to participate in role play situations, during which your verbal reasoning and quick thinking skills will be put to use. The course encourages you to develop the skills necessary to analyse and solve problems by applying rules and the ability to communicate opinions and conclusions clearly and succinctly. It will help you substantiate arguments and to develop an enquiring and critical mind.

Course content

The A2 modules comprise of:

Unit 3 Criminal Law (Offences against the Person)
Unit 4 Civil Law (Tort of Negligence) and Concepts of Law

Entry requirements

No previous knowledge of Law is required. The course involves a great deal of reading, note-taking and essay writing. It is therefore highly recommended that you have attained at least a Grade B in English. It is essential that you have the ability to remember dates and cases, and having studied a subject such as History would be beneficial. An enquiring mind and a determination to work hard will also be useful!


Teaching will involve a variety of methods including group work, class discussions, role plays and individual research. Laws are constantly changing so you will need to have an enquiring mind and be able to keep pace with current affairs through the use of newspapers and the internet. Visits to the Law Courts, Parliament and other Legal institutions are planned to assist you to broaden your knowledge. Assessment will take place through written examinations for both AS level and A2.

Future opportunities

As such, A Level Law provides an excellent background for many University courses and for careers, not only in Law, but also in Journalism, Broadcasting, Local and Central Government, Public Relations, and a range of Management and Commercial areas.

University prospectuses show that A Level Law is regarded in the same way as other A Levels such as Economics and Psychology for those wishing to study the subject further. Indeed, many of our students do go on to study Law at both undergraduate and post graduate level.

Further information

This course can be taken in conjunction with other vocational or academic courses at Congleton High School Sixth Form or The Congleton College. It
links particularly well with Psychology, Sociology, History, English & Business Studies. However, the skills developed will complement virtually any subject.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 October 2016
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