Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 2 Years 3 Part-Time - Day Bede Campus A-Levels
September 2 Years 3 Full-Time Bede Campus A-Levels

What’s it all about?

Laws are important as they are the official rules that regulate the way we act in society. If those are broken then we can be fined, forced to do community service, or even go to prison.

During your two years of study you will look at how lawyers work within our legal system and gain an insight into the laws that we pass are designed to protect people’s safety, their property and their rights. Lawyers are the experts who represent individual clients and companies over disputes, or in criminal cases. Lawyers also support us through everyday issues like buying a house or getting a new job. They draw up contracts, they also protect us by making sure the things we sign are fair and don’t have any hidden surprises.

The law is made up of acts of parliament, which are passed by the government or by judges through precedent.

If you enjoy a good debate, a law career could be for you.You will need to be able to take the initiative, be good at solving problems and know how to adapt to different situations along with great communication skills, as you could be dealing with all kinds of clients as well as other legal professionals. Law is a challenging career that requires hard work, patience and dedication.

5 GCSEs at grade 5-9, including English Language

Study level Cost Additional fees
16-18 FREE There are no costs to enable you to study this course. You will need to provide your own stationery and core textbooks/revision guides.

You’ll be taught using active and collaborative learning approaches, as well as individual reading and written assessments. You will be expected to keep up with current affairs by reading newspapers, watching and listening to the news.

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.

The sixth form day is 9am-4.15pm, Monday-Friday.

You will study each of your subjects for 4hr 45 min per week, across three separate lessons. Your timetable will be determined by the combination of subjects that your study, which will be made available at the start of the academic year.

You are not required to be on campus when you do not have a timetabled lesson, although we would strongly recommend that you are. Making effective use of our learning facilities and resources during such study periods, will ensure that you keep on top of your work and make significant progress in your studies, not to mention developing important time-management, organisation and independent-study skills.

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What’s next?

A-Level Law will develop a wide range of skills that employers look for. It is a highly desirable and valued subject. You could progress on to a range of higher education courses at Sunderland College and university including Law.

The course will help to open up career routes in different areas of the law as a solicitor or barrister. You could go into the Police Force or work for the Crown Prosecution Service.

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Why college is different to school

A fresh start

Sometimes you just need a clean break to become the person you were destined to be. Starting college is the perfect opportunity to break free and become that new person!

New people

Our diverse student community means that you will meet lots of new people of different ages, backgrounds and interests, so you can enjoy making lifelong friendships!

Specialist Staff

Most of our lecturers are industry savvy and are experts in teaching 16-18 year olds. They have lots of valuable experience and knowledge to pass onto you.


College is a more mature and relaxed environment than school and you are treated like an adult. You’ll be on first name terms with your lecturers so no more Sir and Miss! You can also start to make your own decisions.

Free time

Your timetable will be very different to school. You will have a lot more free time to take part in extra-curricular activities, study, or get extra money and work experience with a part-time job.

Different environment

College is a very different learning environment to school. You may even become more inspired and have a new motivation to work towards your future goal in a college environment.

More choice

A college can offer a much wider choice of A-Level subjects, plus vocational courses in lots of different subjects and at different levels.

More opportunities

You will have the opportunity to take part in lots of different activities outside of the classroom to boost your confidence and help you develop your skills and personal qualities.

Specialist facilities

A college can invest in an extensive range of industry-standard facilities to give you the skills and knowledge to prepare for university or employment, and can also offer subjects that need specialist facilities.

99.1% overall pass rate for A-Levels

(*Summer 2019).

Why choose Sunderland College for A-Levels?

We have a 100% pass rate in 20 A-Level subjects.

(*Summer 2019)

We offer the widest range of A-Level subjects in the region.

Our teaching staff are A-Level experts and specialise in teaching 16-19 year olds.

Our High Achievers programme supports gifted and talented students to reach their full potential by developing their skills and talents.

We have excellent pastoral and academic support from our dedicated sixth form staff.

We have an extensive enrichment programme and links with universities.