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Entry Requirements

You will need 4 GCSEs at grade 5 or above with at least a grade 4 in GCSE Maths. Please note for A-Level Law you will need a grade 5 in GCSE English Language

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Full time

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Duration

2 academic years

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Timetable

Various


Key features and Benefits

  • New Blackburn Sixth Form
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  • 100% A-Level Law pass rate

Law is an exciting and challenging subject. Almost daily, law features in the national and international media. As a student of law you will learn a range of fascinating and ground breaking topics as well as develop key skills relevant to Legal practice.

Overview

Law is an exciting and challenging subject. Almost daily, law features in the national and international media. As a student of law you will learn a range of fascinating and ground breaking topics as well as develop key skills relevant to Legal practice. Students will have the opportunity to participate in mock trials and will be encouraged to join the College debating society in order to refine their practice. Having an A-Level in such a dynamic subject is sure to put students in good stead for future employment or university, therefore students who do not wish to pursue law at undergraduate level should not be discouraged from the subject as it is hugely complimentary to all other topics.

What will I study?

There are several different areas of law that will be studied throughout the course. These include the English Legal System such as criminal courts, sentencing and legal personnel such as solicitors, barristers, magistrates and juries.

Another key area is the law of Tort which incorporates such topics as negligence and nuisance. You will also study Criminal Law which includes offences such as murder, manslaughter, robbery, burglary and non-fatal offences.

Finally, human rights are considered – focussing on areas such as the European Convention of Human Rights and the Human Rights Act 1998.

Entry Requirements

You will need 4 GCSEs at grade 5 or above with at least a grade 4 in GCSE Maths. Please note for A-Level Law you will need a grade 5 in GCSE English Language.

How will I be assessed?

Students will be examined by way of final exams in the summer months. Exams tend to be of an essay or legal problem format. There is no coursework for this subject however your law lecturers will informally assess learning progress through both years of study.

What can I do next?

Many students who study the topic go on to University to study LLB (HONS) Law, BA (HONS) Criminology and Criminal Justice or BSc Psychology (all available at the University Centre Blackburn College)

Students from Blackburn College who have studied law have gone on to work in varied and exciting roles; not only do they include Solicitors and Barristers, but Police Officers and teachers. Studying this subject can lead to roles within Prison Service, Criminal Psychology, Forensic and Crime Scene Investigation. Other alternative routes include Political Governance, International relations and Classical study.

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