Studying A Level Law aims to give you an understanding of the role of law in today's society and raise your awareness of the rights and responsibilities of individuals.
By learning about legal rules and how and why they apply to real life, you will also develop your analytical ability, decision making, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. All these skills are highly sought after by higher education and employers.
The Study of Law allows students to develop a comprehensive understanding of the role of law in today's society, alongside an awareness of the rights and responsibilities of individuals and how this applies to their lives.
You will also have the opportunity to explore the relationship between law, morality and justice.
There are three exam papers (AQA), each paper is 2 hours long and worth a thrid of the overall A Level grade.
Five subjects at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths.
Law is a rigorous academic subject that goes well across the range of A Level and Vocational subjects. It blends with a number of subjects including biology, business studies, economics, English, history, law, mathematics, philosophy, psychology, science and sociology.
You can continue your legal studies by studying a university degree or work-based apprenticeship. Both of these routes can lead to the qualifications required to become a solicitor, barrister or legal executive. Other popular careers include the police, teaching, social work, business and accounting.
Many students who study law often continue their studies at university.