A Level Law

Barnsley College
Barnsley, England, United Kingdom
Foundation / Pre-U / A-level
Study mode
2 years
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Entry Requirements

  • If you are predicted to achieve five GCSEs at Grade A* - C (including English and Maths) you will be guaranteed an interview.
  • There are three A Level pathways available and each has different entry requirements, these are detailed below. Some subjects also have their own additional entry requirements which you will see listed on each course page.

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  • You will have A* - B grades in Mathematics and Science with an average GCSE score of 6.2 or above – this equates to mostly Bs with some As. You will study four A Levels in your first year (including three Science or Mathematics subjects) and three in year two (all Science or Mathematics subjects).


  • You will have an average GCSE score of 5.5 or above – this equates to mostly Bs with some Cs at GCSE and must include at least a Grade C in English and Mathematics. You will study four A Level subjects in the first year and three A Levels in year two.


  • You will have a minimum of five Grade Cs at GCSE including English and Mathematics. This equates to an average GCSE score of 5.0. You will study three A Level subjects in the first and second years.

How to work out your average GCSE score

  • The score for each GCSE should be added together and then divided by the total number of GCSEs to establish the overall score. Only full GCSEs should be counted and qualifications equivalent to GCSEs (such as BTECs) should not be included.

IELTS - Miniimum of 5.0


In the first year you will learn about the English legal system, including how the courts operate, how law is made and how you can qualify as a lawyer. You will be introduced to two areas of law, criminal law and tort law; both will involve studying legal principles and cases and applying them to problem situations.

In the second year, you will focus on problem solving in criminal law and tort law. You will also study the relationship between law and morality, consider whether the law always achieves justice and explore the issues around how law achieves a balance between conflicting interests. 

During the course, you will have the opportunity to visit the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court, attend talks given by members of the legal profession and visit university law departments.

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