Windsor Sixth Form, Richmond Street, Halesowen, B63 4BB
Part of Windsor Academy Trust
a level law

Law A Level

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.

Curriculum Intent

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.

What you will study

Law Making and the English Legal System 

  • Legal Personnel
  • Parliamentary Law Making
  • Delegated Legislation
  • Statutory Interpretation

Criminal Law  

  • Elements of a Crime  
  • Non-Fatal Offences 
  • Fatal Offences  
  • Property Offences 
  • Defences  

Tort Law 

  • Negligence 
  • Occupiers’ Liability  
  • Nuisance  
  • Vicarious Liability 

Human Rights Law 

  • Protection of rights and freedoms 
  • Key provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights 
  • Restrictions on human rights law 

You will also have the opportunity to explore the relationship between law, morality and justice.

Key Stage 5 Law Curriculum Plan

How the course is assessed

There are three exam papers (AQA), each paper is 2 hours long and worth a thrid of the overall A Level grade.

Entry requirements

Five subjects at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths.

Why study A Level Law at Windsor Sixth Form?

  • Expert knowledge - The Law Department comes with a wealth of knowledge, experience and specialisms in criminal law and human rights law.
  • Links with employers and universities - The department has built relationships with local law firms that regularly offer work experience opportunities to students and local universities that have invited students to take part in legal competitions.
  • Dedicated teaching - The Law Department is passionate about the subject and staff are dedicated to ensuring all students achieve their potential.

Other courses that go well with A Level Law

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.

What you can do after the course

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.

Where do our students progress to after the course?

Many students who study law often continue their studies at university.

Student success stories

  • In 2021, over half  of students studying law went to University to continue studying the subject.
  • Students took up places at a number of universities including Aston University, University of Worcester,  University of Essex and Russell Group Universities such as University of Birmingham.
  • One student achieved a grade A* and is studying Law with American Legal Studies. another achieved a grade A and is studying Law with Forensic Psychology and one student achieved a Grade B and has secured a legal apprenticeship.