Course overview

Law A Level City of Bristol College

This exciting A Level course covers six areas of Law and how they shape our society: the English Legal System, Criminal Law, Sources of Law, the Law of Tort, Contract Law and Further Law.

The course is for school leavers who are interested in the way our society works, enjoy reading and are good at solving problems. 

This course is an option within our business and law A Level pathway.

  • Business and Law Pathway course code: ALBUS&LAW

Find out more about our A Level pathways and how to apply

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is for school leavers who have a keen interest in how society is protected by law and how the law shapes moral values, and who may want to pursue a legal career.

What you'll learn

In your first year, you will learn about:

  • The English Legal system – The Courts, Judges, Solicitors and Barristers and how the justice system works.
  • Criminal Law – Homicide, Murder and manslaughter. Offences against the person
  • Sources of Law – Acts of Parliament, delegated legislation, Common Law. European Union. Statutory Interpretation Precedent
  • The Law of Tort – Negligence, Defences to Negligence. Occupiers Liability Acts 1957-1984

During your second year, you will study advanced topics on criminal and contract law:

  • Criminal Law: theft, robbery, burglary and all the defences available to the accused
  • Contract Law: offer, acceptance, consideration, intention to create legal relations
  • Tort: Nuisance rules in Ryland and Fletcher
  • Concepts of Law: Law and morality. Law and Technology. Law and Ethics

Course entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, including both Maths and English.

Grade 6 in History or English language.

You will provide a copy of your last school report and/or a reference from an employer or relevant professional other this will include attendance. This is to ensure that we can support you to be able to achieve well on the course.

Applicants with 85% or below attendance will have been deemed not to have met this criteria.

All applicants are given an opportunity to discuss any evidence-based mitigating circumstances that may have affected the reference/school report.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

You will be assessed throughout the duration of the course through a combination of assignments, practical work, observation and presentations.

Future career and study opportunities

You could progress to a degree in Law or other subjects, or a legal apprenticeship.

You may also complete a CILEX (Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) qualification. A Level Law gives you exemptions from some of the CILEX modules.

Additional costs

This course is free to anyone aged 16-18.

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery.

Many courses offer learning opportunities that you may need to pay for. This may include things like study visits and visiting speakers. We will let you know in advance if there will be additional costs.

If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

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