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Allerton Grange is one of only a few schools in Leeds that teach A Level Law. It is a popular A Level and is often followed by students who are also studying other subjects within the Society, Business and Health department.

The course follows a variety of topics, from the workings of the legal system and laws themselves, to the application of those laws in areas such as liability and criminal law. Many of our students choose to follow Law courses at University after successfully completing their A Levels, although Law is also a useful background for many diverse careers from Journalism to Politics.

Course Content

Students starting in Year 12 in 2017 will follow the OCR specification.

The course is examined at the end of Year 13 through 3 unit examinations, each lasting 2 hours and being 33.3% of the total grade.

Year 12 Law topics

  • Law making – how laws are passed through parliament and judge-made law
  • The legal system and legal personnel in the U.K., including the courts and judiciary, magistrates, barristers and solicitors.
  • Tort law - the law of negligence and nuisance, remedies and defences.

Catch up sessions are available for students on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 3-4pm in L30.


Useful Links

For more information visit the OCR website:


Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, although a Level 4, or above, in English GCSE is desirable due to the amount of written work.

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