WJEC AS Level Law Level 3
Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
04 September 2023
*Enrolment still open
Minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English/Welsh 1st Language and Mathematics/Numeracy.
In a nutshell
This is a broad yet astute insight into the world of law and legal studies.
This course is for you if...
...you want to progress to higher education in this field
...you’d like a career in law
...you’re interested in following the Law Pathway, the Humanities pathway or the Business pathway.
What will I be doing?
AS Level Law
The AS units cover the study of the Welsh and English Legal systems and the nature of law, focusing on the structure of the Welsh and English legal systems, including their relationship with the European Union.
The modules also cover the study of the law of tort. The law of tort requires learners to develop knowledge and understanding of liability in negligence for injury to people. It will be required to apply the elements of the law of negligence to hypothetical scenarios.
Students will learn about the consideration of sources of primary and secondary law in the Welsh and English legal systems and how those laws are used by judges in making decisions. They will develop knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice system and civil justice system, including relevant legal personnel and legal funding. They will develop knowledge and understanding of occupiers’ liability.
Learners will also develop knowledge and understanding of remedies, including damages, mitigation of loss and injunctions.
A Level Law
Those who pass AS Law can progress to study Law at A2 Level. The A2 units cover the study of two further areas of law, from a choice of Human Rights Law, Law of Contract and Criminal Law. Throughout the course, you can measure your progress through class work, homework and mock examinations. Assessment includes essays and problem questions or case studies.
Upon completion of the course, you’ll achieve:
- AS Level Law
- A Level Law
At Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone, the topics of Criminal Law and Contract Law are studied at A level. Law students will have the opportunity to spend a day at Crown Court, participate in mock trials, engage in summer Law schools and also participate in Law masterclasses with Law professionals.
What is expected of me?
To enter the course, you’ll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade A*-C including a minimum of a C grade in English/Welsh First Language and Mathematics.
What comes next?
AS Law must be successfully completed before progressing to A2 Level.
If you’re planning on progressing to university, you’ll find a wide range of related courses, including degrees in law, business, management, accountancy and social services. Alternatively, law is a useful component of a general humanities course.
You’ll need to make financial contributions to the travel cost of educational visits.
Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?
Contact our Student Recruitment team