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A Level Law is only available at KS5. The subject forms part of the Sixth Form faculty. A Level Law is a popular subject that large numbers of students select to study in the Sixth Form. A Level Law at Holderness Academy and Sixth Form College has an excellent history of successful outcomes for students who have studied the course.

Seeing the Law in action is essential to understanding its operation and effect A Level Law lessons are taught in a dynamic way that sees the learning taking place often beyond the classroom. Annually we run a visit to London which includes a tour of the Houses of Parliament, The Royal Courts of Justice, the Supreme Court and the Old Bailey. In addition we have visited the National Justice museum in Nottingham to evaluate the history of our legal system.

Visits locally to our Magistrates and Crown Court have allowed Law students a view of the law in action. Understanding how we punish offenders adds a further dimension to our visits, with visits ran to local prisons including HMP Humber and Hull.


Sixth Form Courses 

Sixth Form Courses

A Level Law (AQA)

Aims of the course:

Studying Law gives students an understanding of the role of Law in today's society and raises their awareness of the rights and responsibilities of individuals. By learning about legal rules and how and why they apply to real life, students also develop their analytical ability, decision making, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. All these skills are highly sought after by higher education and employers.

Course Content:

The course covers a vast range of both substantive and non substantive Law. Specifically, paper one focuses on Criminal Law, paper two covers Civil rules and principles finally paper three considers the Law on Human Rights. Below are some examples of the topics covered on the 2 year course.

Substantive Law

Non Substantive Law

Murder   Parliamentary Law Making
Manslaughter Delegated Legislation
Non Fatal Offences Statutory Interpretation
Necessity defences Civil Court Systems
Capacity defences Criminal Court Systems
Tort Law Judicial Independence
Human Rights Law Legal Profession


The course comprises: 100% examination.

Encourage your son /daughter to:

Read around the subject:

Online resources including UK Parliament website,, Hodder Education A Level Law Review Magazine. BBC online news articles.

Published textbooks including:

 AQA Law for A-level Year 1 and AS. Authors: Jacqueline Martin, Nicholas Price. Publisher: Hodder Education.

AQA Law for A-level Year 2. Authors: Jacqueline Martin, Nicholas Price and Richard Wortley

Publisher: Hodder Education.

Develop organisational and independent learning skills.

Develop skills of analysis and problem solving in the context of moral and ethical disputes.

Where required, passwords have been provided to students directly.  For further support please contact the school.