Law A-Level

This course is designed for those looking to pursue a career in the fascinating and intriguing world of law, business and management as well as preparing you for further studies in any subject at university. Today’s budding lawyers are quick thinkers, who are able to put forward a well-balanced argument vital for any path you wish to take in life.

You will need to have strong literacy skills as there is so much more to law than merely solving crimes.

Students should have an interest in our legal system and current affairs. A Level Law will help you to develop many transferrable skills that will be useful no matter what you want to do long-term. You should be motivated and have the will to succeed, be dedicated, able to cope when the going gets tough, and have excellent, creative communication skills.


Hastings (Station Plaza)


Level 3

Course Type

16 +


A Level


Options Course Code Starts Ends
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What will I study?

Law is an increasingly dynamic and expanding topic, which covers nearly every aspect of our day to day lives. The course begins by looking at how our laws are made, who can make them and how we enforce them. You will then go on to learn about the basic elements of criminal law, as well as focusing on the specific requirements for a variety of offences against the person. You will then study the law of tort, also known as civil wrongs, and the different reasons you can sue someone for compensation. You will critically evaluate the laws as you learn about them.

In the second year, you will go on to explore the law of contract, as well as furthering your knowledge of criminal law and tort. You will also look at different concepts of law and analyse whether our legal system is not only moral but whether it can really achieve justice.

What previous qualifications or experience do I need?

A GCSE grade 5 in English Language.

How will I be assessed?

There will be three written exams at the end of two year’s study, which will formally decide your grade. You will also be informally assessed every half term to ensure that you are on track to achieve at least your minimum target grade. Homework will also be set weekly, to ensure that you stay on track.

What can I do after completing this course?

This course can provide a pathway to a degree and career in Law. Added to this you can move on to any number of undergraduate degrees. Alternatively, you may wish to consider a legal apprenticeship or starting a career in law by studying with CILEx, to become a legal executive.

Are there any extra costs?

We recommend that you purchase the textbook, which is likely to be around £25 each year. We also arrange a number of trips throughout the course, for which there will be additional costs.

Additional Info

Special events, Competitions & Guest Speakers:

We take part in the Bar National Mock Trial Competition every year. This gives you the chance to be a lawyer for the day, and present a case before a real judge. We also arrange for guest speakers from law schools and the local legal community throughout the course. Visits to Lewes Crown Court, Parliament and the Royal Courts of Justice take place in the first year.

If you would like more information about the course, please contact Fritha Watson on You can also find more information on the college website and the AQA law website. You should apply using the college’s application system on the website. Applicants will be invited to the college for an interview where they can discuss their course choices, before being made an offer of a place.