School leaver

Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 2 years Level 3 Part-Time - Day Hartlepool Sixth Form A-Levels Apply Enquire

What’s it all about?

The Nature of Law and the Legal System You will study the different areas from which laws develop, looking at the role of the courts, Acts of Parliament and the effect of European Law. You will also develop an understanding of how the law changes over time.

You will learn about the civil courts, alternatives to the court actions. You will also learn about police powers, the powers of arrest and stop and search, the criminal courts and the power courts have to sentence offenders. You will also learn about barristers, solicitors and judges as well as the magistrates and jurors who make up the lay personnel in our legal system. You will learn about their role and how they work within the English legal system.

You will need 5 GCSEs at grade 5-9, including grade 6 in English Language.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire You will need to provide your own stationery and you will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits.

English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.

Mon-Fri, between 9am-4pm. Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

What’s next?

The Law department offers an opportunity to progress on to a qualifying law degree based at the college campus in the first year to students who successfully achieve good grades at A-Level in a variety of subjects. All students must apply through the UCAS system.
This degree is in collaboration with the University of Sunderland, with students progressing to the university campus in their second and third years of study.

Students are also offered the opportunity to study for a foundation degree in Law and spend two further years at the college reading a range of legal topics and experiencing the law from a practical vocational perspective.

On successful completion of the foundation degree students have a variety of options. They would be qualified to work in a legal environment, such as a solicitor’s office as a member of the Instit ute of Legal Executives, and after a work qualifying period would be able to apply for full fellowship status.

Alternatively, students can progress on to the second year of a qualifying law degree with the University of Sunderland.

You could also progress to study a law related course at a university of your choice.

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A fresh start

Sometimes you just need a clean break to become the person you were destined to be. Starting college is the perfect opportunity to break free and become that new person!

New people

Our diverse student community means that you will meet lots of new people of different ages, backgrounds and interests, so you can enjoy making lifelong friendships!

Specialist Staff

Most of our lecturers are industry savvy and are experts in teaching 16-18 year olds. They have lots of valuable experience and knowledge to pass onto you.


College is a more mature and relaxed environment than school and you are treated like an adult. You’ll be on first name terms with your lecturers so no more Sir and Miss! You can also start to make your own decisions.

Free time

Your timetable will be very different to school. You will have a lot more free time to take part in extra-curricular activities, study, or get extra money and work experience with a part-time job.

Different environment

College is a very different learning environment to school. You may even become more inspired and have a new motivation to work towards your future goal in a college environment.

More choice

A college can offer a much wider choice of A-Level subjects, plus vocational courses in lots of different subjects and at different levels.

More opportunities

You will have the opportunity to take part in lots of different activities outside of the classroom to boost your confidence and help you develop your skills and personal qualities.

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A college can invest in an extensive range of industry-standard facilities to give you the skills and knowledge to prepare for university or employment, and can also offer subjects that need specialist facilities.

97.2% of our students progress to a positive destination

(*Destination data for Hartlepool Sixth Form students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

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(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)

100% pass rate in 20 A-Level subjects including Computer Science, Economics, History and Maths. 

*Summer 2019

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*Summer 2019

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