Why Study Law?

This is a qualification which focuses on a wide range of legal issues such as where law comes from and why it exists, how the legal system works, criminal law including offences against the person and against property and civil law including tort law and contract. The course is divided into 3 units which are examined at the end of the two years of study:

  1. The Legal System & Criminal Law
  2. Law Making and the Law of Tort
  3. The Nature of Law and Contract Law

The course provides students with the opportunity to develop legal skills such as formulating a legal argument, analysing a factual scenario by identifying the key facts from which legal issues arise and evaluating legal issues by identifying strengths, weaknesses and limitations of the law.

Why Study Law at Worcester Sixth Form College?

The course is suitable for students who are interested in English Law. A range of speakers have contributed to the course so far from higher education and the legal profession, magistrates and judiciary. Students will be able to attend the Worcester Courts to see potential crimes being prosecuted. In addition, students can choose to enrol on the Law Professional Programmes enrichment course which looks at legal careers and legal options in higher education.

Progression Opportunities

The course supports access to higher education degree courses, such as Law itself, Law with Criminology or Law with Business. The qualification allows learners to gain the required understanding and skills to be able to consider employment within some aspects of the criminal justice system, eg. the National Probation Service, the Courts and Tribunals Service or the National Offender Management Service.

Tanya Raza

Tanya Raza

Law - Christopher Whitehead Language College
I chose to study Law as I have always been fascinated by the subject. Due to changing subjects, I have actually completed three years at Worcester Sixth Form College, and during this time, I have received excellent support and advice from College, helping me to decide on my choice of career. I have attended College trips to the Law Courts, which have given a great insight into the profession. Generally, I can say that Worcester Sixth Form College is a lovely environment to study in and I have had a great three years whilst being here. There is so much support to help you achieve goals, with many resources such as the Learning Resources Centre, the drop-in service and support from subjects teachers etc, and so many great experiences to be had. After College, I hope to go on to study Law at the University of Worcester, with the hope of becoming a Lawyer in the future.

Course Specifics / Entry Requirements

Qualification NameMaths GCSE Req.English GCSE Req.Other Req.Desirable QualificationsSkills & Attributes Required for SuccessGuidance on Costs or Commitments
Law55 GCSEs at grade 5 or above.Reason logically and apply evidence to principles. Developed writing skills.Optional trips: London – approx. £100.

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