The law affects every aspect of our lives. You only have to pick up a newspaper to see, with every page-turn, evidence of the Law at work. If you’re interested in current events, a career in law, politics or business then this course is for you. Almost half of the A level law students from Haringey Sixth Form College go on to study Law at university with ultimate destinations ranging from Russell Group Universities through to apprenticeship schemes in law firms.
The course combines class exercises based on current news stories, written projects, role-play and debate, as well as visits to The Old Bailey, The Supreme Court, The High Court and a Magistrates Court. There will be lectures from people in the business and legal world and the opportunity to participate in a mock trial .
You will study:
- Criminal law and different offences including murder, manslaughter and theft
- The elements of a criminal offence
- How laws are created
- The basis of the English Legal system
- The processes of the courts plus a trip to see courts in action
- Legal reasoning and how to apply law to real situations
Where it leads:
Various law and analytical degrees. Occupations in the civil service, public administration and management, the police, banking and social work.
5 or more GCSEs at grade A*-C, including English or Maths, also a B grade in a Humanities and Social Science subject.