Even if you aren't aiming for a career in the legal profession, a grounding in law is not only valuable to have on your CV but will also inform you of the laws that you are ruled by daily without even realising.
Alternatively, if you do see yourself as a barrister, a solicitor, or a legal executive, then this course could be very rewarding. Law is a fascinating subject which will help you develop transferable skills, such as analysis and problem solving. Law students also tend to study Psychology, Sociology, English, Creative Writing, and Business Studies.
The first year of this course will enable you to develop an understanding of how law is made and how it operates in England and Wales. You will be assessed in Year 1 by taking two written exam papers. Each one accounts for 50% of the assessment for the year.
Some of the most engaging topics include:
- non-fatal offences such as assault, battery, and grevious bodily harm
- sentencing and procedures in the criminal courts
- the law of contracts; how they are formed and breached
- delegated legislation
- homicide, including both murder and manslaughter
- non-fatal offences such as assault, battery, and grievous bodily harm
- theft and robbery
- criminal damage, including arson
The second year of this course will enable you to further develop your specific understanding of how criminal law operates in England and Wales. You will be assessed in Year 2 by taking two written exam papers. Each one accounts for 50% of the assessment for the year.
Some of the topics you will study include:
There is an opportunity to visit a Magistrates and Crown Court, along with the Galleries of Justice in Nottingham.
You will also hear from special guest speakers, including local police officers and barristers, who will deliver specialist lectures about the law making process and the legal profession. Local universities will also give talks on the legal courses and facilities they offer.
- GCSE English Language at grade 6
- All Loughborough Sixth Form College courses have minimum entry requirements of at least five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including English Language and Maths.
For those thinking of a possible legal career, this subject is an obvious choice. A Level Law will assist you should you wish to progress to a law degree at university or enhance your academic profile for further study or a career in another area.
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