Law

  • Exam Board: WJEC
  • Duration: 2 years

You might see yourself as a barrister, solicitor, paralegal, legal executive or a legal secretary. Alternatively, you might want to choose Law because it is a fascinating course which will help you develop transferable skills such as analytical ability, decision making, critical thinking and problemsolving skills. All these skills are highly sought after by higher education and employers. Studying law gives you an understanding of the role of law in today's society and raises your awareness of the rights and responsibilities of individuals. You will learn about the English legal system, about law making, criminal law, contract law, tort and the nature of law.

You will benefit from the following resources and facilities:

  • experienced teacher who is a qualified solicitor.
  • textbooks and online resources.

Law is an academic and rigorous course that requires a high level of analysis and problem-solving together with an excellent memory. The volume of case law and statutes that need to be learnt and applied fluently is extensive; the capacity to do this is important to the course requirement. The course is linear which means that you will sit all your exams at the end of the two-year course. There are three 2 hour papers with equal weighting. The assessment currently consists of short answer and extended writing questions (evaluative and scenario-based).

We have links with university Law departments. Our students have gone to many fine institutions to read for degrees in the subject.