At least 4-5 GCSEs graded 9-4 including English at grade 4 or above.
Why Should You Take This Course?
Law is an interesting and exciting course which develops your critical thinking and problem-solving skills. You will cover a wide range of topics such as negligence, homicide and contract law. There is also an opportunity to take part in mooting competitions and the National Legal Apprenticeship Competition. Taking Law will not prevent you from going to university or to study law at a higher level.
In the first year, the units are as follows:
Unit 1 - Dispute Solving in Civil Law (examined unit)
Unit 2 - Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System (assignment unit)
In the second year, the units are as follows:
Unit 3 – Applying the Law (examined unit)
Unit 6 – Aspects of Contract Law (assignment unit)
How will I be assessed?
50% Coursework and 50% exam for the Certificate, in the second year, Extended Certificate 25% Coursework and 75% Exam.
Are there any special expenses?
There may be trips that enrich the curriculum.
What could I do next?
Applied Law is often used to progress onto a single discipline at university or as part of a joint honour’s degree. However, it is also an important component in many other degrees such as Business Studies and involves many transferable skills for many other disciplines. Studying Law often leads to careers such as a solicitor, barrister, legal executive and paralegal. Recent developments also mean that you can do a higher-level apprenticeship in Law and progress into the profession.
Equivalent to 1 A Level
If you wish to apply for 2023-24 academic year, please complete the online application form.