Law A Level

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Cheadle College



Further Details


College 16-18

Course Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 2 Years


A Levels

Course Overview

Law is the subject for you if you have a genuine interest in the Law or the English Legal System, if you enjoy an intellectual challenge or if you are interested in becoming a barrister or solicitor.

Law essentially involves the study of the English Legal System and the system of Law Making in England and Wales along with a detailed look at key aspects of Criminal Law, the Law of Tort and Human Rights. You will learn about the nature of law with regards to the differences between criminal law and civil law.

General entry requirements for our A Levels include 5 GCSEs grade 5 or above, including English Language and Maths.The traditional A Level pathway for those who may be thinking of University, Higher Apprenticeship or Degree Apprenticeship.

Law is taught by a team of highly qualified, experienced and enthusiastic teachers. Study visits develop students’ understanding of Law. Trips have included visiting the Crown court, Old Bailey and the Houses of Parliament.

You will learn about the nature of law with regards to the differences between criminal law and civil law. You will learn about who works in the English Legal System, the civil and criminal court structure and how the law is made.

You will consider in detail the criminal offences of murder and manslaughter, property offences, attempts and general defences. The law on tort including the different types of negligence as well as Human Rights Law.You will develop analytical skills, the skill of critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Once you’ve finished your Law A level you’ll have picked up a range of useful skills including the ability to analyse, debate, use cases to provide evidence and communicate effectively. These will be a really big help when you continue with your studies at university and in employment.

Barrister, Solicitor, Para Legal, Legal Executive, Legal Secretary

There are 3 exam papers:
Paper I: English legal system & the nature of law: 25% (1.5 hours)
Paper II: Crime, tort, contract – problem/scenario-based questions: 37.5% (2.25 hours)
Paper III: Crime, tort contract – criticism & reform essay questions: 37.5% (2.25 hours)

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are a resident in the UK and the European Economic Area or have been for the last 3 years. You must be under 19 years old on 31st August in the calendar year you start your course.

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