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Blackfen School for Girls

Blackfen School for Girls

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Law A Level


Exam board: AQA

Why study this subject:

A-level Law provides students with an understanding of the English legal system and substantive law, including both criminal and civil law. The course develops excellent written communication skills and research skills while engaging the student in real life challenges.  Students develop analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, which assist their work in higher education, in the workplace and in everyday life. The synoptic study of the concepts of law also teaches students to construct balanced arguments and present them logically and coherently. Students who go on to study Law at undergraduate level are more adequately prepared, in particular, when approaching some of the core compulsory topics studied in their first year at university.


How will I be assessed: 

Three 2-hour examination papers are set at the end of the two-year course. Each paper is worth 33.3% of the overall A-Level Law grade.

Future course and possible careers:

A-level Law provides course entry for most university degree subjects.  Possible connected careers to the study of law include working as a barrister, solicitor,  barrister’s clerk, chartered legal executive (England and Wales), licensed conveyancer, advice worker, chartered accountant, civil service administrator, human resources officer, patent attorney, trading standards officer, teacher and police officer.