AS Level (Year 12)
- Police powers and the individual’s rights in relation to these powers.
- The criminal courts and sentencing
- The civil courts and other methods of dispute resolution
- Judges, magistrates, juries, barristers and solicitors
- Funding legal action eg. conditional fee arrangements.
A2 Level (Year 13)
Criminal Law including-
- Offences against the person eg. Murder
- Offences against property eg. Theft
What grades do I need at GCSE level?
Preferably you will need a Grade B in GCSE English Language and English Literature at Higher Level (Grade C may be accepted at the discretion of the subject teacher), Grade C in History, if studied, is useful whilst an average points score of 43 or above is expected. The exam board expects students to have adequate literacy skills evidenced by other GCSE subjects which require them to demonstrate a satisfactory level of literacy.
What other subjects should I study?
Law mixes well with most subjects. It requires problem solving skills, the ability to argue a point in a logical and clear manner and good literary skills.
What about choices after 'A' Level?
Many students take Law at AS or A2 Level intending to study Law at University and indeed pursue a career in Law such as a legal executive, solicitor or barrister. However, the skills developed during the A Level will be welcomed by both employers and universities alike.
Further Information: If you would like further information on any aspect of AS or A2 Levels, then please contact Mr. J. Chrimes (Head of Sixth Form).