The law governs everything we do and affects everyone’s lives, including your own. We all come into contact with it every day, be it through the traffic laws that keep us safe, or the legal process of buying your first house. This course is full of interesting topics such as criminal liability for crimes such as murder, manslaughter and theft. We also cover civil liability in relation to personal injury and the court procedures involved. So whether you want to become a solicitor or barrister, or just simply want to know more about the law, this course is guaranteed to spark your passion for problem solving and debate.
Duration: Two years
Starting date: September 2020
Location: Bede Sixth Form
Throughout the course will learn about the court system and where our laws come from. You will cover a wide range of legal areas, including criminal law, the Law of Tort and Human Rights, and will also learn about police investigations and judges sentencing.
We make our lessons as interactive as possible. We use video tutorials, conduct mock trials, and organise visits to places like the local magistrates courts, to supplement our learning in the classroom. You will learn how the law applies to everyday situations and will need to advise fictional clients on the strengths and weaknesses of their case in criminal and civil law.
This course is assessed by examination. You will complete three exams at the end of Year 2.
Take a look at our prospectus to see our entry requirements and how our study programmes work.
Learning the law can lead to a number of highly paid careers, for example, lawyer, tax consultant, or chartered town planner. Some of our recent students have gone on to university to complete a law degree or have entered the legal profession through legal apprenticeships. Some students have gone to work with the police and public services.
- Our tutors are highly skilled professionals who have a vast knowledge of the law and experience of teaching law at all levels. Our tutors have taught A-Level Law for a number of years. Our tutors also train legal executives in law firms and have delivered programs at degree level and above. They specialise in criminal law, tort law and the law of contract and civil litigation.
- You will develop key skills such as problem solving, critical analysis, evaluative skills and research skills, which are essential to succeed in higher education and desirable to employers.
- There are plenty of progression opportunities within the College for you to move into a career in law, from level 3 paralegal apprenticeships, level 6 legal executive apprenticeships and training to become a Chartered Legal Executive. All courses are delivered at the College following you’re a level program. Alternatively, you could progress onto studying at university.
“The teachers at Bede are friendly and go out of their way to help you at all times of the day.”
“Law is hard, but if you work hard it is also very enjoyable. I have learnt so much this year.”
“The staff in law have helped prepare me for the next step. I am now waiting to start my training program as a legal executive thanks to the law department. I can’t wait to start back in September.”