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Law

What is Law?

The study of Law involves understanding the systems in place and the personnel involved in making the rules and regulations which guide the conduct and behaviour of society. Law is divided into several areas, but put simply, can either be criminal or civil.

Criminal Law provides a set of rules within which to operate. Breaking these rules results in the involvement of the police who initially investigate the matter and then the State bringing a case against an individual through the courts. If found guilty, there are a range of punishments available to fit the crime.

Civil Law involves a wide range of areas but differs from criminal law because it requires one individual to take action against another. Civil Law covers matters such as family, tort, contract and property.

What Will You Study?

The study of Law involves understanding the systems in place and the personnel involved in making the rules and regulations which guide the conduct and behaviour of society. Law is divided into several areas, but put simply, can either be criminal or civil.

Criminal Law provides a set of rules within which to operate. Breaking these rules results in the involvement of the police who initially investigate the matter and then the State bringing a case against an individual through the courts. If found guilty, there are a range of punishments available to fit the crime.

Civil Law involves a wide range of areas but differs from criminal law because it requires one individual to take action against another. Civil Law covers matters such as family, tort, contract and property.

What Next?

A Level Law supports an application to University to read Law and with further qualifications, become a barrister or solicitor. Many of our students have progressed to prestigious institutions including Oxford, Durham, Manchester, London School of Economics, Lancaster and Leeds. Many students also go on to careers in the police, prison service, social services, civil service, journalism and teaching.

Exam Board

EDUQAS

Entry Requirements

At least two Bs and three Cs at GCSE, including at least a grade C (5) in both English Literature and English Language.

Course Type

A Level

Breakdown

Exam: 100%

Interesting Fact

Many of our students have gone on to have successful careers as solicitors and barristers throughout the UK.

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