Law (Criminal) A-Level at Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College
You enjoy problem-solving and have a good memory for facts. You’re interested in studying a subject directly relevant to your life. Students often go on to study law at university, others progress to a broad range of degrees that draw on the reasoning and communication skills developed.
You’ll study how the law is made in this country and our legal system, including the roles of those working within it. You’ll consider the concept of liability by studying two types of liability; criminal and civil. You’ll also look at how a defendant is dealt with in the criminal justice system. Later on, you’ll develop your study of the criminal law and concepts of law and investigate the links between criminal law and ideas of fault, judicial creativity and how conflicting interests are balanced.
You’ll undertake a variety of activities in lessons including problem solving, essay planning, pair work and group activities. You will also develop your ICT skills and carry out research using the internet. You will visit local courts and also have the opportunity to visit the European Parliament in Strasbourg as well as our Parliament at Westminster.
Grade C or better in GCSE Maths and either: grade A* or A in GCSE English, plus at least 3 other C grades or better at GCSE or: grade B in GCSE English, with an average GCSE score of 5.2 or better from at least 5 GCSEs or: grade C in GCSE English, with an average GCSE score of 5.5 or better from at least 5 GCSEs.
To study law at this level you need to have gained the standard College entry requirements. Students with a grade C in English at GCSE but a mean GCSE score under 5.2 will take a diagnostic assessment in the first 3 weeks of the course.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College directly.