Course overview

Law A Level City of Bristol College

The law shapes everything we do. This exciting A Level course covers six areas of Law. You will learn about 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. Corporations and Government are actively seeking legal minds to protect their interests. This course will give you insight if you’re considering a career in law.

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.

Studying A Level Law will appeal to students who wish to pursue careers in law.

What you'll learn

In your first year, you will learn about:

  • the English legal system
  • the courts civil and criminal
  • how the justice system works
  • what criminal law is, and how it works.

You will also visit courts to observe law in action.

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

Course entry requirements

To join this course you will need six GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above including English and Maths.

It would be preferable if you had Grade 6 (B) in English or History, as you will also need good essay writing skills.

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 Law 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.

To keep everyone safe, we’ve reduced the number of people in our buildings at one time. Most of our courses include sessions taught at the college supported by online learning. 

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