GCSE / A Level

Law A Level (Farnham College)

Activate Learning, In Farnham
2 years
Next course start
See website for dates See details
Course delivery
2 years
Next course start
See website for dates See details
Course delivery
Visit this course's homepage on the provider's site to learn more or book!

Course description

On this course, you will learn about the important issues surrounding our legal system including why we have certain laws, who is involved in the legal system and how the law affects us all! For example, do you know the difference between a solicitor and barrister? There are three exam papers for A Level Law which focus on Criminal Law; Tort Law and Contract Law. Each paper also tests elements of the English Legal System. To help you in your studies, you will visit local courts and see the law in action. If you like reading and debating, then this course will stimulate you and demonstrate your ability to present reasoned arguments in order to reach a sustainable conclusion. You will be prepared for the academic training necessary to study Law at university and for employment in the legal sector.

Topics include:

  • The importance of the legal system
  • Concepts of law
  • Who is Involved in the legal system
  • What power EU law has over English law
  • Criminal and civil law

All 16-19 year olds on full-time programmes will be required to retake GCSE English and Maths or to undertake Functional Skills, if they have not already attained the equivalent of a GCSE grade C in these subjects, every year of their course, until they complete their studies.

Students who would like to learn about the workings of the English legal system. As well as study various aspects of the law including criminal, contract and tort.

Comprehensive study into the law and legal system, high success rates and lots of law-orientated enrichment activities.

Upcoming start dates

1 start date available

See website for dates

  • Classroom
  • Farnham

Suitability - Who should attend?

5 GCSEs at grade 4, including Maths, with English at grade 6.  A GCSE in a Humanities subject at grade 6 is required.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

University degree or careers in law or the Civil Service.

Training Course Content

Specialist Academic Skills

  • Essay writing skills
  • Completion of problem solving tasks
  • Ability to justify points made by using evidence in support

Essential Skills for Progression

  • Problem solving skills
  • Justification of points made using evidence to support
  • Development of English Language skills
  • Timed working
  • Confident speaking and debating

Subject Specific Enrichment

  • Houses of Parliament
  • Supreme Court
  • Guildford Magistrates Court

Course delivery details

Interactive teacher presentations, class or group discussions, case studies and problem solving activities in small groups. Homework: Weekly


Some costs may be involved in the proposed visits and trips during this course. Students will visit Parliament, the Supreme Court and the Old Bailey in London as well as local visits to the law courts.

Activate Learning
Oxford City Centre Campus
Oxpens Road
OX1 1SA Oxford Oxfordshire

Activate Learning

Activate Learning is a forward-thinking education group that aims for far-reaching, progressive change and impact through learning. We work with learners as individuals, helping them make the choice of course and career pathway that’s right for them. Our mission is to provide work-ready talent for business, and...

Read more and show all courses with this provider