LAW
A Level

Ever watched a courtroom drama and thought about turning your hand to the law? Well A level Law is the perfect tool to begin your law education!

Even if you don't want to be a lawyer, an A level in Law can help you to progress to where you want to be. At A level you will have the opportunity to study public and private law, this means you will consider a variety of different crimes and also two areas of civil law; contract and tort. You will also consider the bigger picture, examining questions suchs as ‘should law enforce morality?’ or ‘does law achieve justice?’

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Preparing for this course

To help prepare you for your Law course access the Supreme Court Website Use the ‘About Supreme Court’ tab to familiarise yourself with how the court works.

Then use the Decided Cases tab to watch some judgements – try and find the case of Owens v Owens (2018) and watch that – do you agree with the judgement?

More about the course

What will I study

Law is everywhere. You can see it when you go to your local supermarket, when you use your phone and even when you go to College. Every item you buy, every agreement you make, every relationship you enter into is regulated by a country’s laws. Our society is governed by laws that supposedly benefit our lives; by studying Law you will learn all about laws, analyse case studies and you will learn to question everything. Studying A Level Law will let you explore the relationship between laws, society and the individual in the UK.

If you study A Level Law at KGV you will have the opportunity to study both public and private law. This means you will study a variety of different crimes and case studies to give your knowledge a real backing from the past. Along with this you will learn about two areas of civil law; contract and tort. You will also consider the bigger picture, examining questions such as ‘should law enforce morality?’ or ‘does law achieve justice?’

Why choose Law at KGV

At KGV you’ll be taught by highly qualified and experienced staff. Our staff are knowledgeable and approachable and will teach you the foundations of questioning, a skill which is essential when progressing onto university.

A significant proportion of our A Level Law students go on to study Law at university or other law-related degree courses such as Criminology, Policing and Criminal Investigation. Popular destinations include the University of Leeds, the University of Liverpool and Edge Hill University.

Entry Requirements

Standard

5 GCSEs at grades 9 - 5 and or including, English Language and Maths at grade 4 or above.

Course specific

You will need a grade 5 or above in English Language

You can study 3 a levels or a combination of 2 a levels and 1 btec subsidiary (a level equivalent).
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Career opportunities

Career advice

A barrister will represent people in courts or public enquiries and also provide specialist legal advice.

Annual Salary:
£12,000-£250,000

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Annual Salary:
£15,000-£55,000

A solicitor will provide legal advice and act on behalf of clients in a legal capacity.

Annual Salary:
£25,000-£100,000