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AS/A Level Law

Programme Description

Murder or Manslaughter? Guilty or Innocent? Law is a fascinating, interesting and constantly evolving subject that has significance throughout our lives on a daily basis.

Students will learn about the legal system, criminal law, the law of tort and human rights, to name but a few. Together with like-minded learners, you will develop a range of skills including the application of legal rules to present an argument, analysis and evaluation of legal issues and concepts. Law enables learners to develop the ability to think critically about the role of law in society. Visits to law masterclasses and courts are all part of the course and the wider experience of studying Law@ColegSirGar.

Programme Features

Law@CSG examines the processes and structures which create, administer and change the law. Discussions surrounding current legal affairs are encouraged and lead to lively classes on certain issues surrounding Crimes, the Judiciary and Legislation. There are any educational visits to places of interest in Law such as the local courts and The Old Bailey in London, SEREN visits to parliment and participation in local debates. We often have guest speakers in to speak to students, e.g. local solicitors, magistrates and the CPS.  We are invited to  attend the A Level Law conferences at Swansea University and How to Catch a Criminal event in University of South Wales.


There are many opportunities for our SEREN students to take part in law-focused information days, seminars, visits and talks.  Many of which are helpful when writing UCAS applicaitons for law and law-related degrees at the top Russell Group Universities. 

Progression & Employment

Successful students have progressed to study Law and other legal-related disciplines at undergraduate level at several Russell Group universities, including Cardiff, Exeter, Bristol and Queen Mary, London. A number have further progressed into the legal profession and are currently employed as solicitors and barristers in successful legal firms, chambers and the Crown Prosecution Service. Others have entered into business: corporate and independent, industry, teaching and the civil service.  All students are fully supported by the Law Department to compile their personal statements for university applications, with LNAT practice, and with interview techniques.

A student achieved an A grade in Law at Coleg Sir Gar and graduated with a first class degree in Law in Exeter University.  He is now a successful solicitor and director at a local legal firm in Llanelli.  Another student graduated with a degree in Law from Swansea University, having studied A Level Law at Coleg Sir Gar and has gone on to become a partner in a leading commercial law firm in Bristol.

More recently, a student who attained an A* in college, is currently employed as a Paralegal at a local firm of solicitors whilst also studying on the Legal Practice Course at Swansea with the aim of qualifying as a lawyer: a different pathway to reducing debt, whilst getting the same high level qualifications!

Programme Content

AS Level

Two written examinations: externally marked and moderated. 

A Level 

Two written eaminations: externally marked and moderated. 

N.B.  There is no coursework element.

Programme Assessment

AS Level

Two (2 x 90mins) written papers: marked and moderated externally. 

A2 Level

Two (1 x 90mins & 1 x 150mins) written papers: marked and moderated externally. 

Programme Entry Requirements

Normally students 16 - 19 years of age will require a minimum of 6/7 GCSEs at grades A* - C.

Grade B or better in English Language.  A proven record of ability to perform well in subjects with extended writing is vital - e.g. history, English literature, history etc...

Students should also have an interest in legal issues and current affairs. Entry for mature students without formal qualifications is at the discretion of the Curriculum Area.

Additional Costs

All learners are required to pay an administration fee of £45.00 prior to enrolment.

You will need to provide your own stationery and may also incur costs if the department arranges educational visits.