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, the Law Professional Programme enrichment 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.

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Ethan Enemy

Law - RGS Worcester
Initially, I was quite unsure as to which A Levels I wanted to study. However, I have always been interested in the legal system and after looking at the Law specification, thought it would be a good fit for me. I also study English and History. Law relates to both of these as they all require critical analysis/evaluation and extensive essay skills which law provides in depth. I thoroughly enjoyed learning about Contract Law and Criminal Law, as I felt they gave me a different perspective when interpreting situations. I specifically relished using the legal principles to decide the outcome of various case studies. I took part in both the Ambition Programme, which allowed me to formulate my plans after College, and the Extended Projects Qualification (EPQ), in which I researched criminal sentencing. This enabled me to significantly broaden my knowledge and further help with my studies. After College, I plan to attend the University of Nottingham to study a Law degree and then extend my passion with a career in Law.

Course Specifics / Entry Requirements

Qualification Name Maths GCSE Req. English GCSE Req. Other Req. Desirable Qualifications Skills & Attributes Required for Success Guidance 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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