• 100%

    pass rate in 20 A-Level subjects

    Summer 2019 (including Diploma Criminology)

  • 99.1%

    overall A-Level pass rate.

    Summer 2019 (including Diploma Criminology)

  • Free meals

    Eligible students may be entitled to bursaries and free meals.

Start Date:Duration:Level:Study mode:Course location:Course Type:
08/09/20202 Years3Full-TimeHartlepool Sixth FormA-Levels

What’s it all about?

The Nature of Law and the Legal System You will study the different areas from which laws develop, looking at the role of the courts, Acts of Parliament and the effect of European Law. You will also develop an understanding of how the law changes over time.

You will learn about the civil courts, alternatives to the court actions. You will also learn about police powers, the powers of arrest and stop and search, the criminal courts and the power courts have to sentence offenders. You will also learn about barristers, solicitors and judges as well as the magistrates and jurors who make up the lay personnel in our legal system. You will learn about their role and how they work within the English legal system.

You will need GCSE English at grade 6 (preferred), in addition to the general entry criteria.

Study levelCostAdditional fees
16-18FREEYou will need to provide your own stationery and you will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits.
19+please enquireYou will need to provide your own stationery and you will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits.

English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.

Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Your Curriculum Team

Jennifer Lawson

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