The aim of A Level law is to develop student’s knowledge and understanding of the English legal system and areas of both public and private law in England and Wales.

Course Aims

Throughout the course, students will develop an awareness of the legal methods and reasoning used by lawyers and legal professionals as well as developing techniques to analyse and apply legal principles to specific problems. Student’s use of appropriate legal language and the ability to construct and communicate a persuasive argument will strengthen.

Entry Requirements

Minimum GCSE grade 5 or equivalent in English Language.


This is an ideal course for those wishing to pursue a degree in Law, History, Politics, Accountancy, Criminology, Social Sciences, English or Psychology.

It would also lend itself well to apprenticeships in Law, Engineering, Accountancy or Business.

Students seeking employment paths directly after Sixth Form could consider a role in the fields of Law, Social Services, the Police or business and finance.

Awarding Body

WJEC A-level Law. This is a level 3 qualification.


Assessment is entirely by examination and consists of three written papers at the end of Year 13, although there may be an opportunity to sit an AS exam in this subject.

Paper 1 – Nature of Law and the English Legal System – written examination counting for 25% of the overall grade.

Paper 2 – Substantive law in practice – written examination counting for 37.5% of the overall grade.

Paper 3 – Perspectives of substantive law – written examination counting for 37.5% of the overall grade.

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