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Law AS/A2 at Islington Sixth Form Consortium (IC6)

Course description

Law AS/A2 provides an excellent introduction to the law. You will learn about many areas of the law including: criminal offences including murder; the courts; the legal profession including barristers and solicitors; the philosophy behind the law; parliament, how it works and how pressure groups influence parliament.

The course will be of great benefit to those who may want to pursue a career in law. Firstly, the course will help you decide if a career in law is for you. Throughout the course you will develop the skills and knowledge that will help you to be successful whilst studying at university. We run a programme of events and support for those students who want to become lawyers, this includes visits by solicitors and barristers and the chance to have a successful lawyer as a mentor. Our support programme is run in conjunction with a top City of London law firm. The staff who deliver the course are all qualified lawyers and have considerable experience of working as lawyers.

Course content

You will cover four modules over the course of two years.

AS level

Module 1: Law making and the legal system

Module 2: The concept of Liability - An introduction to criminal law and tort law

A level

Module 3: Criminal Law

Module 4: Tort Law and concepts of liability

Entry requirements

6 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics and a Grade B in either English or a related subject.


All modules will be assessed by an exam.

Future opportunities

Students on the Law A level have secured places at top universities to study law. This course is not, however, just for those considering a career in this field. Many of our students have opted for degrees in other subjects such as politics, history, media and business. The study of law provides key skills for life, such as problem solving and analytical skills.

Further information

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Islington Sixth Form Consortium (IC6) directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Islington Consortium Office
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 020 7017 3040
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