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Key details

Attendance Full-time
Duration 2 years
Awarding Body AQA
Level A-level
Start Date 06/09/2021

Other start dates

Course overview

This course will give you an understanding of law in today’s society and raises awareness of the rights and responsibilities of individuals.

You will apply this knowledge to real-life case studies to develop your own analytical ability, decision making and problem-solving skills.

A Level Pathways

If you are interested in proceeding with A Levels then then you have 4 different pathways that you can choose from. With each pathway you must choose 3 A Levels. Other combinations are available.

Pathway 1 – Health and Care

  • Biology
  • Sociology
  • Psychology


  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Paramedic Science
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • ODP


Pathway 2 – Science and Technology

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Maths
  • Computer science


  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Dentistry
  • Medicine
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Vet Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Physics
  • Maths
  • ICT


Pathway 3 – Business and Law

  • Business
  • Law
  • Government and Politics
  • Maths
  • Economics


  • Business and management
  • Law
  • Finance
  • Accounting


Pathway 4 – Humanities & Social Science

  • Sociology B
  • Psychology
  • History
  • English Lang/Lit


  • Social work
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Criminology
  • Counselling
  • Peace Studies
  • Politics

What you'll study

Core content:

  • The Nature of Law and the English Law System
  • Criminal Law
  • Tort.


  • Law of Contract
  • Human Rights.
  • Core content:

    • The Nature of Law and the English Law System
    • Criminal Law
    • Tort.


    • Law of Contract
    • Human Rights.


This is a linear exam and all three exams will be taken at the end of the two-year course.

Paper 1 - two hour exam (33% of final grade)

Paper 2 - two hour exam (33% of final grade)

Paper 3 - two hour exam (33% of final grade).

Entry requirements

GCSE English
Grade 6

For learners wishing to enrol on one of the A Levels in September 2021 there is a minimum entry criteria of 5.6 based on an Average Points Score across a learners GCSE results.  A Calculation is made based on all GCSEs taken against grades per subject to confirm the final score.  For example if you sat 8 GSCEs and received a grade 5 for each subject then your overall APS would be 5.67.  For more information please contact the admissions team.

Next steps

This course helps to develop skills that are highly sought after by universities and employers including decision making, problem-solving and analytical thinking skills.

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Tuition fees

If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees.

If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee.

2019/20: £1,049

All fees exclude exams, registration and administration charges. These fees apply to all learners, except those with full fee remission.

For information about our student services, please click here.

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