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Law Level 3 AS & A2 at Woodkirk Academy

Course description

Why study law?

You will gain knowledge and understanding of legal principles. You will develop the skills needed to analyse law and the legal system, and to solve civil and criminal scenarios. You will learn to present a logical, coherent argument using legal terminology.

You will be given the opportunity to gain an insight into the wider law field via visits to the courts and talks by specialists from within the legal profession.

Course content


At AS, Unit 1 covers law making and the legal system. This includes study of the legal profession, sources of law and the machinery of justice.

Unit 2 is covered in the second half of AS, this gives an introduction to criminal law and to the civil law of tort.

Entry requirements


Five A*-C at GCSE.

For success in this demanding yet fascinating subject, you must be able to write well and think clearly. Therefore, a grade C or above is recommended in GCSE English. An ability to absorb detailed factual information is also required. No prior knowledge of the law is necessary.


AS and A2 Law

Overview of the course, content and assessment

There are two modules for AS

Law Making & The Legal System

Future opportunities


A Level Law is not required to go on to study Law at university, although it is a great advantage to have a firm grounding in the subject for success at degree level.

Future careers include solicitors, barristers and police force; furthermore you will develop a wide skill base valuable in all professions

Further information

'I never really had an interest in Law until the opportunity arose and once I started to study it I decided that I definitely wanted to read it at university. It is taught in a very easy to understand way by PowerPoint's and illustrations to help remember cases. Revision cards, mind maps and presentations are another way to learn.' Jordan Flynn - Year 13

'The best thing about studying law is learning about criminal law which I find most interesting particularly the parts concerning fatal offences like murder and manslaughter. I have found it so interesting that I intend to study this at university.' Zoe Young - Year 13

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: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Unknown
  • Duration: 2 Years