A Level Law

Course Code: Q100090

Key Information

  • Course type

    A Levels

  • Campus:

    Sixth Form Campus

  • Start Date:

    09 Sept 2024

  • Duration:

    2 years

  • Attendance:


  • Fees:


A Level Law

If you like arguing your case, then A Level Law is for you. As part of your studies, you will learn about fascinating areas of law, including the three foundation units of criminal, tort and contract law.

Units include:

  • English legal system
  • law making
  • criminal law
  • tort law
  • contract law
  • nature of law (law and morality, law and justice, law and society).

You will have the opportunity to learn in our brand-new courtroom sponsored by the University of Portsmouth. This is a fantastic facility to take part in mock trials and see the law in action. Join our Law Society and work with our law mentors who are currently in their third year of a law degree. They are available to support you with your work and provide guidance on what studying law at university is really like.

There are typically visits to the Crown Court and Magistrates’ Courts, alongside visits to London, Parliament, the Supreme Court and Royal Courts of Justice. Typically, there is also an annual Humanities department residential trip. Previous destinations have included Iceland, Rome and Venice, Berlin, Munich and Krakow. You will also be able to engage with presentations from magistrates and the police and you will take part in mock trials and mooting. Opportunities for work experience will be available and students are regularly informed of opportunities with local and national law firms.

Law is a very popular course at City of Portsmouth College with one of the highest direct progression rates in the college onto law degrees. Whilst many of our students do want to progress onto university or into the legal profession, we also provide lots of support to students pursuing other courses or careers, but want to learn more about the law. This A Level is a very well-regarded, academic and written discipline that provides you with a robust set of transferrable skills for a multitude of next steps.


Did you know?

This course can be combined with additional A Levels or a Sixth Form vocational course.

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including a grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language.

You will have a 9.55am start, one lesson in the morning, one in the afternoon and a guaranteed 4pm finish. You will also have at least one morning and one afternoon per week free for private study.

You will take three exams, which you will sit at the end of your second year.

School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies. If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived: Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support. You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement. It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

You can progress to many pathways including: legal, business, police, government and charity. Many of our students go on to study law or similar courses at university, including Russell Group and other top universities. We also support our students to explore alternative options including legal apprenticeships.

Law compliments lots of other subjects including: politics, history, philosophy, classical civilisation, sociology, english literature and criminology.

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