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Law A-Level at New College Pontefract

Course description

Law offers you an interesting insight into the main principles of English law. Law is both an interesting and challenging subject to undertake, having direct relevance to many aspects of everyday life. Throughout the course you will develop your analytical, evaluation and problem solving skills. This course could be a stepping stone to a career in the legal profession.

Course content

The topics you will study include

• Nature of law which gives you an insight into the fundamental principles of law and customs
• Criminal and Civil courts which covers the court system and the sentences available
• Sources of law which concentrates on where law comes from and how are system is set up
• Criminal Law- where students learn about how to be guilty of criminal offences such as murder, theft, robbery and burglary
• Tort law which covers duty of car owed to others, responsibility of employers, occupiers liability and remedies available
• Human rights- where students understand their basic human rights

Entry requirements

Level 5 English Language


Year 12 units are assessed by 1 one hour and 1 two hour exam.

Year 13 units are assessed by 1 two hour and a one hour and thirty minutes exam.


Financial information

Financial support can be provided to students of families who are on low income to help with extra costs of staying on in education. If you need any further information please visit our website or contact student services.

Future opportunities

This course will provide an excellent foundation for those of you wishing to study Law at University. However, it is equally valuable to those intending to study many other subjects e.g. Business Studies, Politics, and Economics.

Law is a subject which appears in a number of degree programmes, and can provide you with a head start. As a well regarded course, Law may prove beneficial to those intending to embark upon a variety of careers.

Further information

What skills do I need?

  • Good analysis and problem solving skills
  • The ability to communicate legal arguments and conclusions, clearly and concisely
  • You must be willing to learn and develop new skills


What materials will I need to purchase?

Examining Board

Law is for you if: You have an interest in discussing the law and current affairs, whilst having the ability to work hard and memorise lots of facts.

Law is not for you if: You dislike lengthy exams with essay style questions.

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: 06 October 2017
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