Law

Transition materials for Y11 going into Y12

WHAT IS LAW?
Through studying A-level Law you will learn about how laws are made, how the criminal justice system works in England and how to work out whether someone is criminally liable for a particular offence.

In addition, you will learn about other less familiar aspects of law, such as why our society feels that the rights of a trespasser should be protected.

WHY STUDY LAW?
As well as helping you to wrestle with some of society’s big questions, the application of the Law to the facts of scenarios will develop your analytical and problem-solving skills.

Study of the moral and ethical aspects of Law will teach you to construct balanced arguments and present them logically and coherently. These skills will provide excellent preparation for progression to degree level study, the workplace and everyday life.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
To study at Cowley Sixth Form College, you must have achieved a minimum of five GCSEs or equivalent, graded 9 – 4, across four separate subjects, including GCSE Mathematics and English Language.

In addition, a positive college interview is required.

HOW IS THE COURSE ASSESSED?
Students will sit three examinations at the end of the course.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH AN A-level IN LAW?
Whether progressing on to university to study Law or any other subject, Law at A-level will give you a head start on some of the skills and knowledge you will need.