This course will appeal to students who are seeking to develop the skills necessary to analyse and solve problems by applying legal rules and to develop the ability to communicate legal arguments and conclusions clearly, succinctly and coherently using logic and appropriate legal terminology.


This exciting course provides students with a grounding in the main principles of English Law and its development. It enables them to develop a knowledge, understanding and critical awareness of the structure, personnel and functions of the English Legal System, in the context of substantive law. The Law Department’s approach to teaching and learning includes group work, presentations, legal research and field trips to The Old Bailey and Royal Courts of Justice. Please note: the new AS and A Level courses have been designed to be co-teachable, so students studying together can decide to study for the AS only in Year 12, and/or for the full A level over two years. Students will sit exams at the end of Year 12 for the AS award, and then sit a new set of exams at the end of Year 13 for the A level.


Law can be studied at university as a single honours degree or as a joint degree. Graduates find employment in many fields including the different branches of the Legal Profession; Education; Consultation; Research Bodies and Human Resources.

“A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers”

   H. L. Mencken