In Partnership with:

Participate in the Bar Mock Trial Competition

Course Information

Law

A Level
Apply Online
In Partnership with:

Participate in the Bar Mock Trial Competition

100
%
Exams
0
%
Coursework
%
Other
Exam Board
OCR
Entry Requirements
A Level Law requires you to achieve at least the minimum entry requirements for your chosen pathway plus a grade 5 or higher in GCSE English Language and a grade 5 or higher in English Literature or a humanities subject, e.g. Geography, Government and Politics, History, Law or Religious Studies.

A Level Law requires you to achieve at least the minimum entry requirements for your chosen pathway plus a grade 5 or higher in GCSE English Language and a grade 5 or higher in English Literature or a humanities subject, e.g. Geography, Government and Politics, History, Law or Religious Studies. The minimum entry requirements will be discussed at open events and at your college interview.

Law

Law involves analysing a wide range of issues and problems. It is a vibrant and exciting subject. It helps you to give direction to your life and to be self-confident in dealing with issues, disputes and other people. You will study specific areas of English law in detail and you will develop excellent, transferable, and analytical skills. We build on your existing skills and your fascination with legal issues as you embark on studying what, for most, is a new subject.

Course Structure

A Level Law has two dedicated teaching rooms in the Wilson Building. You will be provided with up to date textbooks, highly effective printed notes linked to integrated assessment materials based on examination questions, and constantly updated media and online materials. We have a well-developed revision programme with focused lessons and materials alongside a large number of extra support sessions.

As well as ensuring that you have an excellent knowledge of the subject, the Law team at Wyke also focus on developing your analytical skills, allowing you to answer examination questions to a very high standard. Studying the subject will also enhance your skills in written and verbal communication, dealing logically with complex concepts and enabling you to produce sustainable conclusions based on your powers of selection of the relevant legal rules.

Our students enjoy their law lessons. They enjoy the many debates, and the variety of enrichment we offer through our Law Society. The study of the key legal cases gives our students a valuable insight into a wide variety of issues that life produces and which require a legal solution.

This course is delivered over two academic years. Students will receive 4 hours 40 minutes of lessons per week. Independent work is essential and is expected of students outside of lessons.

There is a strong ethos of high achievement on this course. The focus of the lessons is on applying legal concepts and skills to problems. Homework is set regularly involving case analysis but the key focus is on regular timed assessments in class, designed to enable students to answer legal problems effectively in timed conditions.

A variety of teaching methods are employed and students will take part in structured debates, presentations, and mini mock trials, and analysis of current legal issues and cases.

PAPER 1: The Legal System and Criminal Law (1/3 of A Level)
SECTION A – The Legal System
  • Criminal courts and lay people
  • Legal Personnel
  • Access to Justice
  • Civil Courts
SECTION B – Criminal Law
  • General elements of criminal liability
  • Fatal offences against the person
  • Non-fatal offences against the person
  • Offences against property
  • Mental capacity defences
  • General defences
  • Preliminary offences
PAPER 2: Law Making and the Law of Tort (1/3 of A Level)
SECTION A – Law Making
  • Parliamentary Law Making
  • Delegated Legislation
  • Statutory Interpretation
  • Judicial Precedent
  • Law Reform
  • European Law
SECTION B – Tort Law
  • Liability in negligence
  • Occupiers’ liability
  • Torts connected to land
  • Vicarious liability
  • Defences
  • Remedies
PAPER 3: Further Law (1/3 of A Level)
SECTION A – The Nature of Law
  • Law and morality
  • Law and justice
  • Law and society
  • Nature of Law
SECTION B – The Law of Contract
  • Formation of a contract
  • Terms of a contract
  • Vitiating factors
  • Discharge
  • Remedies
preparation for the course

To help prepare yourself for this course, we recommend that you visit the Law department at one of our open days which run from October to January each year. We also recommend that you attend taster sessions in Law at our Wyke Start taster event in July. Summer work will also be available for you to complete following Wyke Start helping to prepare you for your first few weeks on the course.

What are the
Next Steps?

Many students who take Law at Wyke Sixth Form College go on to university and become qualified lawyers. Over 300 of our law students have moved on to study law at university in the last 10 years. As well as a career in law, journalism, marketing, public relations, teaching, business and government are all careers that utilise the skills and knowledge that the subject provides. Whatever your career plans, this course will both challenge and stimulate you, as well as prepare you for the future.

Ready to
Get Started?
Apply Online
Course Overview
Case Study: 

Winnie Chinyadza former Newland School for Girls student

Want to know more?
Watch the video
summer work

At Wyke Start, our 2-day taster event in July, each of your subjects will set you some work to complete to help prepare you for the course. The work for this course will be available on this page to complete following this event.

The Wyke Experience

We offer a wide enrichment experience with visits to local [e.g. Leeds Crown Court, Hull Crown and Magistrates Courts] and National courts [Royal Courts Of Justice in London/Supreme Court in London], and a guided tour of Parliament.

A major experience is the opportunity to take part in the National Bar Mock Trial Competition. This involves the students preparing and presenting cases in a Crown court before a real judge. It is a highly regarded competition and many of our law students at Wyke who have taken part have benefitted from the high regard it is held in by universities and even the Bar Council. In our last two competitions, we reached the regional final in Leeds.

We have a timetabled Pre Law Programme, debating a wide range of legal issues, working closely with University Law departments, and enjoying visits to Courts and the opportunity to take part in a range of activities designed to widen the experience of the subject.

We have an exciting programme of visits from a wide range of professionals in legal and related spheres and will provided valuable employability insights and opportunities for work experience in those professions.

View All