LEVEL 3 Exmouth Community College Course Guide 2018
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A Level


What is Criminology about?

Everyone is affected by laws every day of their lives. As a teenager the law restricts the things you are permitted to do, for example you cannot buy lottery tickets, alcohol or cigarettes, marry or even vote when you are 15. The law also tells you some things you MUST do, for instance stay at school until 16, pay tax on money that you earn, drive on the left and fulfil contract obligations. It doesn’t stop after you die, think of wills and trusts and inheritance rules. And that’s before we even start on the criminal law!

It is a fascinating subject which is changing all the time and we often find ourselves discussing the latest news from the TV because some interesting case is going through the courts…did Oscar Pistorius actually mean to kill or not? And we will have visits to the Magistrates and Crown courts in Exeter to see the law in action.


New syllabus  from September 2017

The new syllabus introduces Contract Law  at Exmouth for the first time, this will interest students thinking of careers in business, banking/finance , recruitment  or management. Criminal law and the Legal System are still part of the course too, suitable for social  work, police and probation services and legal apprenticeships.This  A level is highly recommended for those thinking of taking Law , Politics or Sociology at university.

What about the exams?

There is no coursework  element although you will have some project work to do in class on occasion. The exams will take place at the end of the two year course.

What qualifications do I need?

You will need normal College entry grades, but a mark of 5 or above  in

either GCSE English Literature or Language is preferred but may not be

needed if your other GCSEs are good. No prior knowledge of Law is

needed at all.

Contact: Miss Rumsby (Law Room, upstairs in Telfer Centre)

What is law useful for?

Absolutely everything! Office work, accounts, finance, public relations, human resourc  business, police service, probation service, prison and security services. As a background for studying other subjects it is particularly helpful for Politics, Business, Economics, Management, Psychology, Sociology or Criminology and it combines well with these subjects.

Entrance to university to do Law

As law is a very competitive   subject, universities frequently demand real evidence of your interest and may suggest having either Law A level or work experience in law before you will be offered a place.   This is particularly true of Russell Group universities.