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A Level Law

A group shot of A Level students standing outside High Pavement Sixth Form holding their exam results

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 English legal system; Private law; Public law; Legal skills.

Studying AS in the first year and progressing to the full A Level in the second is a great way to study A Levels.

How to apply for this course

You can now apply for an A Level Programme starting in September 2021.

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

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Location Date
Chaucer Street

Start: 6th September 2021

Course code: C000450 / Q034645


A Level Law


AS Level: 1 year with the option to progress to the full A Level the following year provided you achieve a Grade D in two or more of your subjects.

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

1 year AS Level Programme:

  • To study 3 A Levels you’ll need at least 5 GCSE’s at grades 9-4 (A*-C) including GCSE English Language at grade 6 (B) and GCSE Maths at grade 4 (C) or above
  • To study 4 A Levels you’ll need at least 6 GCSE’s at grades 9-6 (A*-C) including GCSE English Language at grade 6 (B) and GCSE Maths at grade 4 (C) or above

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 feadmissions@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk

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.


Assessment is by two 90-minute written examinations. A combination of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions


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.

I feel very proud to have secured a place at one of the best universities in the world.

Simranjeet A Level student