We are very excited to announce the launch of our new Law Foundation in September 2015. The programme is only offered at Kings London, in a city renowned for its prestigious law firms and globally recognised judicial system.
If you have completed 11-12 years of secondary education in your country and if you have an IELTS of 5.5 or equivalent, you can take our 3-term Law Foundation.
Equivalence with A-level
The Foundation is based on A-level syllabuses, taught by A-level teachers, assessed against A-levels, and moderated by an independent Advisory Board of external examiners. As such, it is one of the most highly academic and successful pathways to the UK’s leading universities.
This course has been designed to:
- raise your academic qualifications to UK university entrance level
- raise your English to university level
- give you a sound understanding of the nature of law and its role in society
- teach you about criminal and civil process
- help you understand the sources of national and international law
- teach you how to study efficiently prepare you for study methods at a UK university
- prepare you for life as a student at a UK university
- enable you to mature as you develop crucial personal life skills
As part of the Law Foundation programme, students are accompanied on two visits to legal institutions in London.
Examples of places visited include:
- Royal Courts of Justice
- Inner and Middle Temple
- Southwark Crown Court
- Old Bailey
- Houses of Parliament
Course structure and content
The course runs for a full academic year. You can start in September and finish in June, or start January and finish in August. Both start dates will take you on to university in September. There are three terms per year.
Core modules (compulsory)
- Data handling and IT
- Communication and study skills
Law modules (compulsory)
Term 1 (Legal Process)
- Civil and criminal process: jurisdiction of courts and principles of sentencing
- Legal personnel and lay participation: judiciary, roles of barristers and solicitors, lay magistrates and juries
- Sources of law: legislation, precedent and European law
Term 2 (Contract Law)
- Formation and terms of the contract
- Sale and supply of goods
- Vitiating factors
- Discharge of the contract
Term 3 (International Law)
- Sources of international law
- International legal personality
- International institutions
- The relationship between international and domestic law
- Jurisdiction and immunity
Additional modules (elective)
Students will also choose two from the following modules:
- Government and Politics
- Human Geography
- Business Studies
- Art and Design
Assessment is integral to the course. You will complete two examinations and one coursework assignment in each of the subjects during the foundation.
After each exam your teachers will review your progress with you so that you learn your strengths and weaknesses and improve your performance in the next assessment.
Your final award is based equally on marks gained for coursework assignments and examinations in each subject over all three terms.
On successfully completing the course you will have:
- a qualification which is accepted by virtually all British universities
- a place on an appropriate university course
- the broad skills to do well in your degree, both academically and socially.
Exams are set and marked by Kings teachers but the standards are set by the Independent Advisory Board. This ensures the system is completely fair and the course maintains consistenly high standards year after year.