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Law A Level at Hailsham Community College

Course description

Law will be a new and exciting subject for all students. In Year 12 the syllabus provides an introduction to criminal law and the area of negligence. Students also examine how laws are created and the type of work carried out by the legal profession. In Year 13 students examine tort and criminal law in detail and consider how far the law upholds morality and provides justice.

Course content

How will I learn?

Students will learn by discussing the existing law and applying it to a series of real life examples. Group presentations and visits to Magistrates Court, Crown Court and the Houses of Parliament all play an enjoyable part in the learning process. Students write regular essays which are always returned by the next lesson, and receive constant feedback from teaching staff.

Is Law for me?

If you would enjoy furthering your knowledge about one of the most complex, yet fascinating areas of contemporary life, then Law is definitely for you.

Course Content: 

Unit 1 – Law making and the Legal system.

Students examine the role of parliament and the judiciary in law making. They also look at how the legal system operates with particular reference to the role of juries, magistrates and judges.

Unit 2 – The concept of liability.

Students look at elements of criminal law (especially in reference to the non-fatal offences) and tort, which considers liability for negligence.

Unit 3 – Criminal Law.

Students consider the offences of murder and manslaughter in detail, as well as more detailed examination of the non-fatal offences, including ideas for reform of the law.

Unit 4 – Tort and Concepts of Law.

Specific areas of tort are examined in detail which include psychiatric injury, trespass, nuisance and liability for negligent misstatement. Students also consider how far law is connected to morality and examine the extent to which justice can ever be achieved.

Entry requirements

5 A* - C Grades (inc English)


There are examinations in Units 1 and 2 in Year 12 for the AS qualification while students who wish to gain a full A Level will sit examinations in all 4 units at the end of Year 13. There is no assessed coursework as part of the course.

Future opportunities

Where will it lead?

Law is one of the most versatile subjects to study. Many students go on to study Law degrees in order to enter the legal profession. However, A Level Law is seen as an important subject for a large number of careers including Business, Retail management, Journalism and Accountancy too.

Further information

How to apply?

You can apply for AS/A Level Law through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 31 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years