Oldham Sixth Form College


Law (Blended)

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The English common law system is influential across the world and studying it gives you real perspective on the value of your chosen subject, as well as a fabulous insight into other legal systems.

Law (Blended)

  •  Assessment
  • Year 1
    50% exam; 50% coursework
  • Year 2
    67% exam; 33% coursework
  • Exam board
    Pearson (BTEC - Single Diploma)


What Will You Learn?

Studying Law at OSFC, you will learn the processes behind the creation of new laws, its operation and effect on our everyday lives, who is responsible for administering justice and to what extent they are doing so fairly.  On this course, we study Criminal, Tort and Family Law as core topics and, throughout your studies, you will develop the essential skills to set you on your way to becoming a legal professional. These include independent research skills, analysis, problem solving and critical evaluation.  So if you have always wanted to know the inner workings of a court room and exactly how lawyers defend their clients in court, then this is the course for you!  


Year 1

  • Unit 1: Dispute Solving in Civil Law (Exam)

Learn how to make a personal injury claim for compensation in and out of court. Find out what the realities of taking a case to court with regards the cost and the support available to do so.  During this unit, you will also learn about the role of judges in the creation of new laws and why this is considered a necessary evil.

  • Unit 2: Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System (Coursework)

What impact can you have on the creation of new laws?  How could you be responsible for deciding the verdict in a criminal case?  Learn also about how solicitors and barristers prove guilt of those charged with assault, battery, ABH and GBH and how any sentence is decided. 

Year 2

  • Unit 3: Applying the Law (Exam)

Delve deeper into the workings of the criminal law with study of fatal offences, such as murder, manslaughter, property offences and the powers of the police.  During this unit, you will also get more opportunity to debate and problem solve, as many of the common defences pleaded by defendants are studied. 

  • Unit 4: Aspects of Family Law (Coursework)

When is a marriage legal? What if a marriage breaks down and parties no longer want to live their lives together?  During this Unit, you will learn about the legal requirements of marriage and divorce, including the rights of same sex couples.  You will also learn about the complex nature of relationship break down and how matters related to children and finance are resolved.

Special Features

  • Fight for justice by joining our Amnesty International group and advocate for our Human Rights.
  • You’ll also have the opportunity to enhance your learning through trips, including our popular residential trip to London, as well as visits to the local courts.  We also have a strong relationship with Universities and you can get a taste of life as an undergraduate Law student on a University Campus for the day.
  • Guest lectures from legal professionals.
  • Aspiring Lawyers Programme - to demystify the process of applying for a Law Degree at University and hear first-hand experiences of past students, who have forged a career in the legal profession.

Where Will This Lead?

Studying vocational Law can lead to study at university or careers in the legal profession, police, prison service, businesses, and the Civil Service. When studying Law, you will develop employability skills such as problem solving, organisation and communication skills valued by Higher Education institutions and employers alike.