A Level

Law is central to our lives – it protects us and provides a framework of behaviour through which we live. Studying A Level Law will allow you to learn about the history behind laws and the legal system, whilst examining real-life case studies. This is an academic and challenging A Level that will see you develop a range of key skills in research, communication, critical thinking and decision-making, equipping you with the knowledge and skills needed to progress to a career in the legal system.

You will explore the relationship between law, justice and morality, and how society views these concepts. This fascinating subject will see you studying a diverse range of topics which give you a thorough grounding in key aspects of law.

Specific requirements

You’ll need to meet the entry criteria for your chosen Pathway.

For more information about the pathways, please click here.

Your learning experience

Topics you’ll study include:

  • Murder and manslaughter
  • Theft and robbery
  • The tort of negligence
  • Contract and consumer law
  • Law and morals
  • Law and justice

An enriching experience

Studying A Level Law at HNC is an enriching experience. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to develop your skills and interests, broadening your horizons and building your cultural capital. These experiences are integral to life at HNC and will help you to stand out from the crowd. Some of the experiences our A Level Law students enjoy include:

  • Participating in inspirational and valuable guest workshops and university lecturers
  • Taking part in residential trips and visits – this year students have experienced the Criminal Justice System in action in court
  • Holding a mock trial and putting the theory learnt in the classroom to the test as members of the prosecution and defence

Enlightening opportunities

We are proud of the unique experiences that are available to our students both inside and outside of the classroom. Our subject specialists will instil in you a love of learning, and challenge you to develop the required skills you’ll need to achieve the life-changing qualifications that will lead you to your dream career.

On this fast-paced course, you will examine real-life cases and consider the often complex moral dilemmas they pose to those involved and wider society. You’ll be encouraged to engage in lively debate and discussion as part of your learning, equipping you with the confidence to deliver articulate academic arguments. You’ll also benefit from trips and experiences outside the classroom including visits to the Magistrates’ and Crown Court to see legal proceedings in action.

How will you be assessed?

This course is assessed by examination.

Where does it lead?

A Level Law provides students with a range of skills that are highly sought by both employers and universities. As such, the pathways on offer are incredibly varied; former students have gone on to serve in the Armed Forces, the Police Force, the Probation Service, Prison Service, whilst others become Teachers, Journalists and Social Workers. And of course, many former students progress to study Law at university and have since become Solicitors and Barristers.

A Level Law students have recently progressed to university to study subjects such as:

  • Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
  • Sociology
  • Law
  • Journalism
  • History
  • Politics
Perfect pairings

Watch our lesson taster

Good to Know
Studying A Level Law will give you a good knowledge base for pursuing degree level study in Law. You’ll acquire a range of transferable academic skills such as essay writing, research and analysis.
Apply Now
Course Search
Explore our Pathways
Where Are They Now?
Student Picture Student Picture
Courtney Bostock
Law at the University of York
Educate, Enrich, Enlighten
HNC Building Icon
Showcase Schools & Colleges
Siliver School Mental Health Award
The Quality in Careers Standard
Click Ceop Internet Safety
Disability Confident Leader