It may be possible to study this subject on a part-time basis.
The law affects every person every day of their lives in some form or another, whether it's licensing fees for our television, consumer law when we buy something from a shop or not being discriminated against because of our age or ethnicity. So the law is much more familiar to us than we think.
If you are good at History, Sociology or English Literature you should be good at Law. It uses a similar method when answering questions in that it is an analysis of cause and effect and all answers must be backed up by using evidence which could be a piece of legislation, case law or quotation from a theorist. For example, it is very similar to using a quote from a text in English Literature, studying the context of when the text was written and the effect of that quote. So studying Law is not so difficult as it may sound!
You can use A-Level Law to form part of your entry requirements for university to study a number of options offered in the Humanities. If you decide to go on to study a Law at university you will not only be limited to a career in the legal profession such as becoming a solicitor or barrister. The skills you gain through studying the law including critical thinking, research skills, problem solving, attention to detail and presentation skills and these are valued in many different careers. The type of career options include; the police, trading standards, personnel work, business, publishing, journalism, local government, social work and banking to name but a few.
Students may need to purchase their own texts, particularly those who continue onto the A Level.
Books will be recommended and will cost approx £50