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

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.

We also study some of the philosophical ideas that underpin our legal system and the relationship between law, 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, the Old Bailey and Supreme Court.

As a minimum, you will need (or equivalent to);

  • GCSE Mathematics grade 4
  • GCSE English Language or Literature grade 4
  • plus three more GCSEs at grade 4.

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.

Will I be disadvantaged applying for a Law degree if I study a Law A Level?

This is a common misconception.

There are other qualifications that will be accepted as entry to Law undergraduate programmes but all university Law degree courses accept A Level Law . 

A large number of our students progress to study Law at degree level after developing their passion for the subject at Huish.