• Course Information

    The Legal System, Criminal Law, Law Making and the Law of Tort. 'Judge' for yourself... A Level Law is a two year course which will give you the opportunity to study a range of topics such as Civil Law and Criminal Law. Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this subject typically progress onto a range of degree courses including Law and Criminology.

    • Course Code
    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 3
    • Study Mode
      Full Time
    • Course Location
      Langdale Road, Leyland
    • Age Group
      School Leavers (16-18)
    • Course Duration
      2 years
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  • Overview

    Law is a fascinating, dynamic subject that underpins all areas of life. High profile criminal cases are in the headlines every day, and places on law courses continue to be highly prized and can often lead to a lucrative career.

    At the heart of Law at Runshaw is the Law Academy, where students from all classes and years come together on a weekly basis to take part in a variety of additional activities to develop their practical legal skills and try their hand at undergraduate work. Students are also able to apply to become mentors to partner high school pupils and work closely in preparing a Court of Appeal mooting case with Lancaster University Law School’s Pro Bono Unit. Advanced level lectures also ensure those requiring the highest grades can achieve them. Students can also get involved in the running of their own weekly Mock Trial Club to develop their practical advocacy skills.

    We also enjoy our own unique court room and students benefit greatly from a vast array of enrichment activities which really make Law at Runshaw very special:

    • residential trips to London including the Houses of Parliament and the Supreme Court
    • visits to the Magistrates and Crown courts to watch trials in action
    • a strong tradition of Mooting with the annual Runshaw Moot Competition
    • a strong tradition of success in the Bar National Mock Trial Competition – we have been regional event winners five times (most recently in 2018) and National Runners-up in 2011
    • master classes from lawyers and magistrates
    • LNAT and University law entry preparation classes and Oxbridge preparation classes

    Course Highlights:

    Law Academy, use of facilities such as our Law Courtroom, Oxbridge support and preparation classes


  • Entry Requirements

    For our A Level programme our entry requirements are a minimum of 5x Grade 5.

    *Please note that A Level English requires a Level 6 in GCSE English

    *Please note that A Level Maths requires a Level 6 in GCSE Maths

    *Please note that A Level Biology requires a Level 5 in GCSE Maths and a Level 6 in GCSE Science.

    *Please note that A Level Chemistry, Physics and Geology require a Level 6 in GCSE Maths and Science.

  • How will I be assessed?

    100% written examination across three papers at the end of Year Two.

  • Progression Pathway

    Implicit in the course is the development of research and communication skills along with problem solving. Many of our students go on to study Law or Law related degrees such as Criminology at university. However other careers such as the police, accounting, probation service, forensic science, legal executives, paralegals and management are a natural progression too.

  • National Careers Service

    For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.