A level

Examination Board: AQA

Specification: 7162

Course Leader: Mr C Howe

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What Will I Study?

The course provides a good grounding in the legal system, the legal profession and concepts of liability in crime and tort and in forming a contract. This means that you will know how the legal system works and have opportunities to apply concepts of liability and case law in contract, crime and tort.

The study of Law at A level will include offences, such as murder, manslaughter and non-fatal offences, Torts against property, contract and consumer rights and the philosophy of law. This will enable students to develop their analytical and critical thinking skills. Studying Law develops students’ problem solving skills through the application of legal rules, together with an understanding of legal method and reasoning. These skills provide excellent preparation for those students who wish to progress to degree level study or pursue a wide range of careers.

Entry Requirements

Students should achieve a Grade 5 at GCSE English and also in at least one source-based subject i.e. Humanities.


There are three units and each is assessed by external exam. Exams will take the form of application of legal theory illustrated by cases.

Where Next?

Students could go on to take a degree course in Law, History, English, Sociology, Criminology, Business, Politics, Government and Accounting, and Economics, or alternatively take advantage of fast-track Policing programmes.

Please note

A variety of teaching and learning methods are used including trips to court and Parliament as well as outside speakers in
order to make the learning fun and real.

Department Staff

Mr C Howe (CHO) Head of Law Contact