What is Law?

Studying Law gives students an understanding of the role of Law in today’s society and raises their awareness of the rights and responsibilities of individuals. By learning about legal rules and how and why they apply to real life, students also develop their analytical ability, decision making, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. All these skills are highly sought after by higher education providers and employers. You will use many case studies and theories with content that is fresh, relevant and engaging. If you wish to study Law at degree level this course is a useful introduction.

Specifics

  • Course specific entry requirements

    Grade 5 from English (4 will be considered)

  • Assessment methods

    3 final exams

  • Course duration

    2 years

  • Course type

    Linear A-level

  • Exam board

    OCR

How you will study

We assume that you know nothing about Law when you start. We will start from scratch. All we ask of you is an open mind and a willingness to work. All the Law teachers at the College are experienced, well qualified and have a track record of excellence. We use a variety of teaching methods to ensure all our students learn effectively.

Course content summary:

4 outstanding teachers, outstanding exam results, outstanding resources and outstanding opportunities.

OCR Law

  • Unit 1

    The Legal System and Criminal Law. Examination – 2 hours

  • Unit 2

    Law Making and the Law of Tort. Examination – 2 hours

  • Unit 3

    The Nature of Law and Contract Law. Examination – 2 hours

What can i do after Xaverian?

  • Many of our Law students go on to study Law or other prestigious degrees at university, including many at Russell Group universities. Our 2019 leavers received offers to study Law at Oxford University and Russell Group universities such as Durham, York, Lancaster, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield, Lancaster, Warwick and Nottingham. Recent leavers are studying subjects as diverse as Biochemistry (St Andrews), Spanish (Newcastle), and Psychology (Bristol).

  • Some students later pursue a career in Law as a Solicitor or Barrister, whilst others go on to careers in other areas such as accountancy, banking and the police. Law is a recognised and well established A-level and will be a valuable asset to you. 

Subject support

Law will be a new subject for nearly all of our students and as a result we realise you may experience difficulties in coming to grips with it. For this reason the Department offers additional subject support in the form of lunch time “drop in” sessions.

What else might you do?

  • Xaverian Law students are given the opportunity to take part in the National Bar Mock Trial competition where we compete against other schools and Colleges.

  • Each year the Department also offers trips to New York, London and to the courts in Manchester.

  • In conjunction with our Careers team, there are opportunities offered to gain work experience and to explore Law at university.

What can i do after Xaverian?

  • Many of our Law students go on to study Law or other prestigious degrees at university, including many at Russell Group universities. Our 2019 leavers received offers to study Law at Oxford University and Russell Group universities such as Durham, York, Lancaster, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield, Lancaster, Warwick and Nottingham. Recent leavers are studying subjects as diverse as Biochemistry (St Andrews), Spanish (Newcastle), and Psychology (Bristol).

  • Some students later pursue a career in Law as a Solicitor or Barrister, whilst others go on to careers in other areas such as accountancy, banking and the police. Law is a recognised and well established A-level and will be a valuable asset to you. 

Subject support

Law will be a new subject for nearly all of our students and as a result we realise you may experience difficulties in coming to grips with it. For this reason the Department offers additional subject support in the form of lunch time “drop in” sessions.

What else might you do?

  • Xaverian Law students are given the opportunity to take part in the National Bar Mock Trial competition where we compete against other schools and Colleges.

  • Each year the Department also offers trips to New York, London and to the courts in Manchester.

  • In conjunction with our Careers team, there are opportunities offered to gain work experience and to explore Law at university.