Law is fluid and continually developing, influenced and changed by everyday events. This is an exciting and stimulating course covering the operation of the English legal system.
- Standard Entry Requirements
- Grade 4 (C) in English Language or Literature and a minimum of a 3 (D) in Maths and
- At least 5 GCSEs grade 4 (C) or above (1 Vocational or Technical Qualification at Merit or above may be counted) and
- Average GCSE (best 8) of at least 4 (38 on the old points table) and
- Grade 4 (C or Merit), at least, in any subject previously studied
- Subject Specific Entry Requirements
- 5 (C) in English (Lit or Lang)
Law was a new subject for me when I started at Sixth Form and I’m really enjoying it. One of the first things we did was to look at 30 laws and decide if they were true or false. It turns out it is illegal to “handle salmon in suspicious circumstances”.
My teachers are good and very informative. They don’t just teach from a textbook, but give you extra information and experiences to help you learn. If you don’t understand something, they will explain it in a different way for you. We have plenty of study and social spaces to use outside of lessons, from the Costa coffee outlet in the Hub, to the Learning Resources Centre (LRC) with separate computer suite.
There will be guest speakers from the Crown Prosecution Service and lawyers who specialise in criminal defence.
You will also have the opportunity to be involved in a mock trial and visit the Galleries of Justice in Nottingham. There will also be visits to the local Magistrates and Crown Courts, and a visit to the Old Bailey in Year Two
- Attend punctually and regularly
- Work hard and complete all work within specified deadlines
- Participate in class activity and discussions
- Take responsibility for your own learning
- Treat everyone with respect
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You can choose to start with 3 or 4 subjects. Please note that a diploma course counts as 2 subjects and you cannot take more than one diploma course. For more information about combinations please view each subjects course information and take a look at our entry requirements.Find more