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Law (Criminal) A-Level at Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College

Course description

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Subject Specific

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.

Last updated date: 12 August 2016
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    • 1. Leave the M6 at Junction 36 and follow signs for the A590 and Barrow (33 miles).
      2. After 25 miles pass through Ulverston and then the villages of Swarthmoor and Lindal.
      3. At the third roundabout after this take the first exit, signposted Furness General Hospital and Furness Abbey.
      4. At the next roundabout take the second exit.
      5. Pass Abbey House Hotel on the left and take the first turning on the left into Rating Lane.
      6. The College is 400 yards down Rating Lane on the left hand side.