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A Level Law

Course outline

This highly stimulating course provides you with a general overview of the English legal system.

It will help develop your skills in analysis, problem-solving and evaluation, and will encourage you to think logically, critically and independently.

If you are passionate about learning about the way our country is operated from a legal perspective you will love this subject.

You’ll gain an understanding of the role of law in today’s society and will explore the relationship between law, morals, justice and society. You will consider contemporary issues, exploring a wide range of interesting cases and Acts of Parliament to improve your knowledge, understanding and critical awareness of a whole range of issues affecting the legal system today.

Topics include:

  • The Nature of Law and The English Legal System
  • The Law of Tort - Including Negligence and Occupiers' Liability
  • Criminal Law - Including Fatal and Non-Fatal Offences
  • Contract Law
  • Legal Skill

Studying Law at University

If you have heard that universities do not want students to study A Level Law, this is absolutely not true! AQA contacted UK universities to gather their opinions on the matter. Please follow this link that lists their replies:

How to apply for this course

Apply now to study an A Level Programme in 2024/25

You will select your individual subjects when you complete the application.

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Location Date
Chaucer Street

Start: Monday 2nd September 2024

Course code: C000450 / Q034646


A Level Law


2 years

Level Level 3
Entry requirements
  • To study 3 A Levels you’ll need at least 5 GCSE’s at grades 9-4 including GCSE English Language at grade 5 and GCSE Maths at grade 4 or above
  • To study 4 A Levels you’ll need at least 6 GCSE’s at grades 9-7 including GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths at grade 7 or above
  • You must have also completed an additional essay writing GCSE Subject such as Geography or History.

The programme of study is for 2 years, and you will be expected to be achieving a minimum of grade D in all subject assessments by the end of year 1 to progress to your 2nd year.

Applicants with predicted GCSE grades 1 or 2 points below the entry requirement for an A Level:

If your predicted grades do not meet the entry requirements for either 1 or 2 of your chosen A Level subject choices, don’t worry we will still make you a conditional offer. We advise that you think about a second choice of course as a back-up plan. You can meet with us for a supportive, friendly and impartial discussion to look at other courses that Nottingham College has to offer. For more information contact High Pavement Sixth Form admissions by telephone on 0115 9100 100 or email at

Applicants who choose 4 subjects but only have the entry requirements to study 3:

If your predicted grades do not meet the entry requirements to study 4 A Level subjects, don’t worry we will still make you a conditional offer for all 4. At your ‘Get Ready for College’ day you will undertake tasters in your subjects and at this point you can discuss your options with subject staff at the event, to help you finalise your subject choices. Final A Level choices however will be made at enrolment in August when your GCSE results are confirmed.

Teaching & assessment

Assessment is by 3 x two hour written exams taken in Year 2.


Many students progress to university to study Law with the intention to go on to become barristers or solicitors. However, A Level Law can open the door to many opportunities, not just in the field of law - it provides an excellent foundation for university and career choices, from journalism, business and teaching, to politics, banking, research and public relations.

Additional information

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees.

If you are aged 19 or over you may still be eligible for funding. Check out our Financial Help pages to find out more!

If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.