Law A Level

Law A Level

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Brockenhurst College - Main Site

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Course introduction

Is law useful to me? Yes, it is – undoubtedly. In fact, you are engaged in legal situations all the time and probably don’t know it.

For example, did you know that when you buy a bus ticket you are entering into a contract? Did you also know that your doctor has a legal duty of care towards you?

You, on the other hand, have legal duties and responsibilities to others. For example, you can’t just post anything you like on Facebook, nor can you simply ride your bike wherever you like.

If these ideas interest you, then don’t miss this opportunity to discover much more.

You will participate in lively classroom discussions from the very beginning. Plus, you will develop your presentation skills to deliver compelling arguments – just like a practising lawyer.

Why choose
Law A Level?

At Brock A Level Law is taught by a member of the Bar of England and Wales. That means as a student you don’t just learn the theory of law, you also get an invaluable insight into the practice.

From day one you will be encouraged to think like a professional lawyer, helping you develop higher level skills of analysis and critical reasoning.

You will also be encouraged to visit a local Crown Court where you will witness real life legal proceedings first-hand.

Teaching & learning

You will focus on the architecture and processes of the English legal system, while also examining criminal law in some depth.

Reading, essay writing, debates and presentations will all play their part in enabling you to develop a broad range of skills. These include incisive thinking and the ability to research your own answers in order to apply the law to real-life scenarios.

All resources will be available electronically, so you will have all the important facts at your fingertips.

Minimum entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above with a minimum average GCSE score of 4.0, including:
•    English Language grade 5
•    Grade 5 in another essay-based subject such as History or English Literature.
•    Maths

Course structure

  • Explore all the key aspects of the English legal system in order to gain a solid foundation of knowledge on which to build.
  • Understand the role of law in today’s society and gain a true appreciation of the rights and responsibilities of individuals.
  • Study the principles of criminal law and criminal liability to acquire a sound knowledge of this highly relatable branch of English law.
  • Develop a sound understanding of Tort Law, which governs implicit civil responsibilities, with a particular focus on ‘Duty of Care’ and when it is and isn’t owed by you and to you.
  • Learn about legal rules and how and why they apply to everyday life, thereby developing legal, critical reasoning and analytical skills.
  • Discover contract law and learn how deals are done and potentially undone.
  • Gain an appreciation of how European Union law confers rights and responsibilities on individuals and member states.

What can I do with this qualification?

Importantly, A Level Law is not just for people who want to become lawyers. That’s because you will gain a wealth of transferable skills related to analysis, interpretation and writing.

It is a rigorous academic subject that is highly regarded by both top universities and employers from just about every single economic sector.  After all, the law pervades almost all aspects of life on Earth. As such, it is one of the few truly transdisciplinary subjects.

Dates & Locations





LocationBrockenhurst College - Main Site

Date & time 09/09/2024 to 31/07/2025

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