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Law A Level at St Helens College

Course description

A level Law provides an understanding of how the legal system works, the roles of legal professionals, how laws are made and the exploration of the rights and wrongs of the law.

The legal system continues to develop as society changes, so whether you are interested in a career as a solicitor/barrister, or want to study law just to fully understand it, this will be an excellent addition to your studies.

Course content

During this A level, you will cover the following units:

  • Civil Process and dispute solving
  • People in the law
  • Sources of law
  • Murder and manslaughter
  • Theft, robbery and burglary
  • Offences against the person
  • Defences such as insanity and intoxication

You will learn to explore and evaluate legal positions, share your opinion and respect the opinion of others.

Entry requirements

You should have five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and maths.


You will be assessed by examinations at the end of each year.

Financial information

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2016), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation.

Future opportunities

You could progress on to our FdA in Criminal Justice at University Centre St Helens or you may apply to a range of universities for degrees in law or paralegal services.

Once qualified, you may choose to become a solicitor or barrister or work within a range of legal services such as the prison and probation service.

Further information

Many students have taken part in exciting trips to the Old Bailey, Houses of Parliament as well as local Magistrates' Courts, Crown Courts and conferences.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Helens College directly.

Last updated date: 15 August 2016

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