Havant Sixth Form College

A Levels: Law

Why study Law?

Law has an impact on everyone on a daily basis. Studying Law at A Level will give you an excellent grounding as to where our laws come from, the English legal system and how rules are made and change over time. It will also inform you about your rights and responsibilities as an individual and how to enforce these.

You’ll develop your analytical and problem-solving skills and your ability to construct and communicate arguments effectively, all of which are essential for Higher Education. As well as providing a great foundation for a legal or business career, Law goes well with all A Levels and is highly regarded by universities.

What will I study?

You will study how both civil and criminal cases are dealt with, police powers, the people who work in the legal system, where law comes from and how it develops; you’ll learn about the principles of criminal law, fatal and non-fatal offences against the person and property offences and legal defences.

How will I be assessed?

All modules are exam-based with all exams being sat at the end of the Second Year.

What are the entry requirements?

The entry requirements to an A Level programme is five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Mathematics.

What Havant adds to this

All staff bring a wealth of knowledge to their teaching. You’ll have the opportunity to visit law courts, the Houses of Parliament, the European Parliament and Washington DC. You will also enjoy talks from visiting speakers.

Your destinations with this course

Law students are able to progress on to a wide range of Higher Education courses. Those wishing to follow a career in law are frequently successful in securing places at many of the most prestigious universities (including Russell Group universities) to study law. You can also opt to study law in combination with other subjects.


There are many employment opportunities with Law: Barrister, Solicitor, Legal Executive, Paralegal, Probation Worker, Police, Ministry of Justice, Law Commission, Legal Adviser, Accountant and Company Secretary.


A high percentage of Law students after graduation will obtain jobs that are within legal services, banking, finance, management, public administration, insurance and retail industries.


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