humanities A-Level For 16-19 Year Olds

A Level Law

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Law is an exciting subject that provides an understanding of the rules and people that govern our lives. We explore interesting and challenging topics such as criminal law, negligence, and morality.



Grade 5 in GCSE English Language or English Literature.

Why study A Level Law at Blackpool Sixth?

Law is excellent preparation for studying any academic course at university and we have many ex-students who are successful legal practitioners. As a law student, there are multiple enrichment opportunities (subject to availability each year). We often run a trip to London to visit the Houses of Parliament and the Supreme Court, and we organise for a range of speakers to visit the college and discuss their work in the legal system.

how will I be taught?

Lessons will incorporate a variety of teaching and learning methods, including research tasks, debates, presentations, group work, and practicing past paper questions in timed conditions.

Teacher expertise

Our law teachers all have extensive experience in teaching A Level Law, as well as experience teaching modules of law on degree-level courses in criminology, accounting, business, and financial management. We also have an OCR Law examiner on our team.

What skills will I develop?

  • Critical analysis and evaluation
  • Extended essay writing
  • Independent research
  • Manipulation of language
  • Structuring coherent and persuasive arguments
  • Supporting claims by referencing academic authority
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How will I be assessed?

There are 3 exams; each worth a third of the total A Level.

  • Paper 1 - The legal system and criminal law
  • Paper 2 - Law making and the law of tort
  • Paper 3 - The nature of law and the law of contract


  • 33% Paper 1
  • 33% Paper 2
  • 33% Paper 3
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What will you study and other information about A Level Law

Where does it lead?

A Level Law is excellent preparation for university study. Many of our students enrol on law degrees, or other academic courses, such as history, politics, or criminology. Law affects every aspect of our lives, so having a good understanding of how it works is beneficial in almost any profession, including police and armed forces, teaching, journalism or social care.

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