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A Level Law

Course Level: 

Level 3

Job opportunities after this course: 

Law is a very useful subject which can be studied for it’s own sake or to support entry into a variety of professions. Progression routes include: Solicitor, barrister, legal executive, and politician. However, law is also useful for professions such as social work, nursing, historian, journalism, teaching and lecturing, marketing/advertising, business and finance.

Overview of the course: 

AS Level

Unit 1A: Law making & Unit 1 B: The legal system
Assessment: Examination

Unit 2A: Criminal liability & Unit 2C: The law of contract
Assessment: Examination

A Level

Unit 3: Criminal Law—offences against the person
Assessment: Examination

Unit 4A: Criminal law—offences against property & Unit 4C: Concepts of law
Assessment: Examination

Entry requirements: 

For a 3 A level programme you will need to have a minimum of five 9-4 grade passes at GCSE which includes English and Mathematics.

For a 4 A level programme you will need to have a minimum of six 9-4 grade passes at GCSE which includes English and Mathematics; it is expected that the majority of passes will be at 7-9 grade.
Entry onto any course at East Durham College is subject to final approval from the Assistant Principal. Where relevant, the term ‘entry requirements’ also includes DBS checks, references, fitness to practice, etc.


Unit 1: Law Making
•Parliamentary law making
•Delegated legislation
•Statutory interpretation
•Judicial precedent

Unit 2: The Legal System
•Civil and criminal courts
•The legal profession
•The judiciary

Unit 3: Criminal Law - Offences Against the Person

Unit 4: Criminal Law - Offences Against Property

Unit 5: Concepts of Law

How is the course assessed?: 

100% exam based.

Further study options after this course: 

Students may go on to study at University. Subjects include Law, History, Sociology, Business, Psychology and English.

Length of the course: 

2 Years, Full Time.


Peterlee Campus

When does the course start: 

September 2019

More important information about this course:


*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (27 Jun 2019 13:09) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

What our students say: 

We regularly work with QDP, the UK’s largest independent provider of questionnaire based feedback services to the education sector, so that any results can be benchmarked against other colleges and the voices of over 600,000 learners QDP gathers feedback from over the course of an academic year.
Our feedback scores consistently place us in the top quartile of colleges in the country, indicating that we not only meet but often exceed student expectations. Some results from the 2015/2016 on programme and exit surveys and the 2016/17 induction survey can be seen below.
98% stated it was easy to apply for the course
96% said the teaching on my course is good
99% felt that their teacher knows their subject well
97% told us they felt safe at college
98% said expected standards of behaviour were made clear
95% told us they felt they had developed the skills they needed to get a job/take their next step
95% agreed the teachers consistently challenge them to do their best
97% said teacher feedback told them what was going well and where to improve

Other comments from students studying this subject are;

'Law is a challenging subject which I have found very interesting and fun' – Olivia

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