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In Short

The course encourages you to take a broad view of the law and develop your capacity for critical thinking and to appreciate the relationship between different aspects of the subject. You will have the opportunity to visit local magistrates and Crown Courts. The College hosts local magistrates and the President of the Supreme Court for a question and answer session on topics such as law and morality and justice. There are also links with local solicitors, with whom work experience can be arranged.

100% pass rate in A Level Law in 2020 – 7.9% above National Average

Entry Requirements

At least 5 GCSEs at Grade 9-5 including English Language and Maths.


Course Content

Year 1

  • English Legal System
  • Criminal Law – Non fatal offences
  • Law of Tort – Negligence and Occupier’s Liability

Year 2

  • Criminal Law – Fatal offences, property offence and defences
  • Law of Tort – Private nuisance and vicarious liability
  • Law of Contract
  • Law and society, justice and morality



The course provides an appropriate foundation for further study of Law or related subjects in higher education and various vocational courses. Many prestigious universities see Law as an advantage for those who wish to pursue a Law degree. Past students have gained places on degree courses such as primary teaching, adult nursing, sociology, mental health nursing, law and psychology at Universities such as Exeter, Winchester, Bristol, Southampton and Bournemouth. An A Level in Law will be a valuable contribution to a set of qualifications that employers value. The transferable skills involved in the subject are highly sought-after in a wide range of careers. Equally, material studied would be useful for candidates intending to pursue a career in business, journalism or local government.


Your Tutor - James Foster

BSc (Hons) Economics, International Politics and Law

Head of Academic Studies

I have taught at Weymouth College for 15 years on a range of academic and vocational subjects such as Business, Law, Politics and History. I have been an Examiner for Pearson since 2009, examining History and Politics and I have recently been appointed as an Applied Law Examiner. This means I am able to guide students through the requirements of the examination and help them to achieve their potential. Law is constantly changing and there are always new and fascinating cases to discuss in criminal tort and contract law.


If you are aged 16-18 as of 31 August on the year of enrolment – no course fee. If you are over 19 as of 31 August and enrolling on a full-time programme of study a tuition fee will be applicable in most cases. Bursary funds – There are financial support arrangements for 16-18 year olds and hardship funds available for the over 19s. Please contact reception for details of costs and concessions on 01305 761100 or email

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