Law plays a vital and wide-ranging role in society.  Its functions include protecting the public, regulating relationships, the construction of agreements and the resolution of disputes.

An aspect of A level Law students particularly enjoy is the 'case study' approach, in which legal principles are applied to real-life cases.  For example,  Fagan v Metropolitan Police Commissioner [1969], where a police officer’s foot was accidentally driven over and parked upon, or  the negligence case of Donoghue v Stevenson [1932] involving the infamous snail in the ginger beer.  It is the combination of human stories raising real and relevant issues that makes A level Law an engaging, yet challenging subject to study.

A level Law is a thinking, writing, debating and learning subject. You need to be able to understand precision use of language, and to write clearly, and you will learn how to argue, on paper and in class, to  develop and defend your views on how legal principles apply to specific situations. And yes, you do need a reasonable memory for the names and events involved in key cases