A-Level Law

Start date(s):
7 Sep 2020
2 years
Level 3
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Awarded by:
WJEC (Welsh Joint Education Committee)
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
16-18 - Free (UK & EEA)
19+ - £993 per year, your course may be free


Course details may be subject to change

Society is governed by rules and this subject will provide you with an understanding of the English legal system with reference to aspects of common law, European law and legal reasoning. We focus primarily on criminal law, contact law and human rights.

You will acquire the following skills - legal method and reasoning, logical thinking, critical analysis, problem solving by applying legal rules, the ability to communicate legal arguments and conclusions with reference to appropriate legal authority, critical awareness of the changing nature of law in society, and criminal law.


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Norwegians arrive

New College Durham Sixth Form welcomed Norwegian students from Elvebakken School in Oslo to study A-Levels.

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Christmas Festivities

Our Norwegian and Sixth Form students embraced Christmas traditions during their end of term party.

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Students celebrate impressive A-Level results

Students and staff from our Sixth Form Centre celebrated a 100% pass rate in 16 subjects.

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A-Level students visit Durham University

A-Level students visited Durham University as part of Welcome Week.

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A-level students visit The Supreme Court

A-level students visited The Supreme Court, Royal Courts of Justice and Old Bailey.

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Durham University visit

Our Sixth Form students visited Durham University to learn about the opportunities available through higher education.

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Teesside University Open Day

The Sixth Form A2 students attended the Teesside University Open Day.

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Making the right choice at UCAS Higher Education Convention

Students attended the UCAS Higher Education Convention at Teesside University.

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Oxbridge visits for Sixth Form Students

12 of our AS students attended an Oxbridge student conference. 

Comic Relief 2015

Comic Relief 2015

Students raise a fantastic £482.69 for Comic Relief.

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Celebrating excellent A-Level results

The college has received an impressive set of A-Level results enabling students to be accepted onto top university courses.

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Bite the Ballot

Students took part in fun and interactive activities designed to inspire an interest in politics.

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Celebrating an astounding 97.9% pass rate

New College Durham students have been celebrating an 97.9% pass rate.

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Sixth Form Centre hosts Norwegian Students

Twenty four students from Elvebakken College, Oslo, will be spending the following academic year studying with us.


This programme enables learners to develop an understanding of both public and private law within the law of Wales and England, and develop skills, which will prepare them for further undergraduate study and future careers.

The specification enables learners to develop their ability to analyse both legal rules and principles and factual issues. It enables learners to construct persuasive legal arguments and to evaluate the strength of such arguments. It also enables learners to develop the ability to think critically about the role of law in society.


You will study the following units in year 1:
  • Law making
  • Interpretation of the law
  • Judicial Precedent
  • Civil process
  • Criminal process
  • Legal personnel
  • Contract law.

In year 2, you will compete the following units:
  • Human rights
  • Rules and theories behind the criminal law
  • Substantive law such as murder, non-fatal offences against the person
  • Defences
  • This will be complemented by trips to the local courts, which will enhance your understanding of the trial process.

Time commitment

Average number of hours per week



Day and time of study will be confirmed before the start of your course.

Teaching & assessment

You will be taught by lecturers who are specialists in their subjects. Teaching is classroom based and involves group work and individual work. Independent study is essential outside of the classroom and frequent homework will be given.

You will sit monthly in-class assessment for which you will receive extensive feedback, as well as other assessments throughout the academic year, which will help you track your progress.

Terminal exams will be in May/June.

Maths and English

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Maths & English

Maths and English skills are essential for the workplace and university.


Work placements are an important part of the programme and all learners will be given assistance in finding a suitable position.

This A-Level, in combination with other subjects, could enable you to apply for degree course in Law.

Meet our students

Poppy Banks

Poppy Banks

Poppy progressed to Leeds Beckett University to study Law.

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Fees and funding

Find out more about course fees and financial support for UK, EU and non-EU students, plus how to pay your fees.

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Interview Instructions

You will be invited in for a tour of the College, and a one-to-one interview with one of our lecturers. A conditional offer may then be made subject to you meeting the entry criteria.
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Entry Criteria

Ideally, you will hold a minimum of 5 GCSEs at 9 to 4 (A* to C) which must include maths and English.