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A Level Law at Heath Park

Course description


Every single person in this country is affected by the laws of the land. There are the many crimes we see in the press every day burglaries, robberies and murder. There are the lesser offences which we do not read about so often- speeding, being drunk and disorderly and dropping litter.
As well as crimes, many people face the courts due to being sued for nonpayment of loans and other bills. You may dispute with your employer or your neighbours and wish to take action. In addition people face the courts due to the break down of family life which brings with it divorce and custody issues.
On a wider issue, parliament has to constantly respond to threats to society by bringing in new laws to protect us. The new Supreme Court, along with the many other courts, helps monitor Parliament to ensure they’re not taking away our civil liberties.

Course content

AS (2 modules) The English Legal System and Sources of Law.
A2 (2 modules) Criminal Law and a Special Study on a specific crime or defence.

Entry requirements

Grade B at English together with very good essay writing skills.


A one hour and a 90 minute examination in Year 12. In Year 13, a two hour and a 90 minute examination

Future opportunities


A Level Law is an excellent foundation for further studies on a degree in law or in a range of degrees including business, psychology, sociology and history


As well as completing a legal degree to become a solicitor or barrister, this can also be achieved via completion of a different degree with a one year conversion course into law. In addition, for those not wishing to complete a degree, it is possible to gain work in a lawyer’s office and study part time at college to become a lawyer. Other careers where law is useful include the probation service, the police and social services.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heath Park directly.

Last updated date: 05 May 2015
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