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The course is an introduction to studying Law and the English legal system and assumes no prior knowledge on the part of students.

As well as learning about the legal system and the sources of our laws, we look at three areas of substantive Law: Criminal Law, Tort law and Contract Law. There is also a study of some of the philosophical ideas that underpin our legal system and of the relationship between law and justice and morality.

Law trains the mind to think logically and that is a skill required in many types of work.

Knowledge of the law gives you more power over your life and builds your confidence when dealing with others. Awareness of people’s rights and responsibilities under the law is important in the modern world.


The course introduces you to both Civil and Criminal Law and the skills needed to solve Law problems.

We aim to offer trips to the Magistrates Court and to the Old Bailey and Supreme Court.

You will need (or equivalent to);

  • GCSE Mathematics grade 4/C or above
  • GCSE English Language or Literature grade 4/C or above
  • plus three more GCSEs grade 4/C or above

There are three, 2 hour exams.

Paper 1: English Legal System and Criminal Law
Paper 2: English Legal System and Tort Law
Paper 3: English Legal System and Contract Law 

Students go on to a wide variety of careers and courses.

Legal Apprenticeships are increasingly popular and around 30 of our students each year go on to study Law at degree level. In recent years this has included Universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, Bristol, Manchester, LSE and Exeter.

I have been told that Law A Level is not accepted if I want to study Law at degree level, is this true?

This is untrue, all university Law degree courses accept A Level Law.