Law A-level

2 years

Course Details

Indulge your inner Legal Eagle and immerse yourself in the challenge of A-level Law.

If you love to research, debate, and analyse critical moral and legal issues with like-minded people then A-level Law is the course for you.

In Year 1 you will learn all about the English legal system and the people who work in it such as Jurors and Magistrates. You will learn about court practices and procedures and how laws are made and have an opportunity to experience them first hand through trips to courts. You will develop an understanding of the basics of criminal law and have a chance to study non-fatal offences against people (assaults). In doing so you will study real cases and have an opportunity to apply your knowledge to scenarios – just like a legal professional. You will also learn about the law of negligence and discover how to start a claim in the tort of negligence and how damages are calculated in cases involving personal injury. You will immerse yourself in legal theory and the work of philosophers such as Aristotle and be able to answer questions such as ‘Is the law just?’ and ‘Should law reflect morality?’

You will need a minimum or five GCSEs, including Grade 5 in English Language together with four other subjects at Grade 4 or above (one of the four subjects must include Maths).

The College will always treat each applicant as an individual. Should you not have or not expect to obtain the grades stated above, or not have relevant industry-related experience, the College would still welcome your application for this course as this will enable us to identify whether this course is, in fact, the right course for you or whether another course may be more appropriate.

AQA A-level Law (7162).
  • Paper 1: The Nature of Law and the English Legal System - Criminal law
  • Paper 2: The Nature of Law and the English Legal System - Tort
  • Paper 3: Law of Contract or Human Rights Laws

All three papers are written exams, lasting two hours each and each worth 33% of the A-level course. They are a combination of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions

  • University
  • Higher/Degree Apprenticeship
  • Employment

Degrees in Law, Criminology, Psychology, Business, and European Studies are only some of the options available to you. Some students go on to be Solicitors, Barristers or Legal Executives but equally Law has many transferable skills that can be useful for working in other sectors.

University Guarantee

Every Sefton Sixth Form College student who successfully achieves a Level 3 qualification and meets attendance and entry requirements, is guaranteed a place on a course at the Hugh Baird University Centre.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions that we are often asked:

You will take three subjects over two years.

We offer a small number of BTEC courses at Sefton Sixth Form College. You can study one BTEC course alongside your two A-levels.

It is not expected that a student would attend both sites, but the feasibility of this would be discussed on an individual basis. Potential timetable clashes and workload would need to be considered in detail for this to be a possibility.