The Kings Advanced Level 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 leading UK universities.

Law is an elective module within the Foundation, and is ideal for students who are interested in studying this subject at university.

Key Facts

Start Dates:

  • 4 April 2022 (Extended programme only)
  • 27 June 2022 (Extended programme only)
  • 5 September 2022
  • 3 January 2023


  • London
  • Oxford

Entry level:

  • Academic: Completed 11-12 years of schooling
  • English: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

Minimum age:

  • 16.5


  • 1 Academic Year (3 terms)
  • Extended programme: 1-2 Academic Years (4-7 terms)


  • Average 21 hours per week (plus homework and private study)

Class size:

  • 8-12

Learning outcomes

  • An understanding of the judiciary system in England.
  • An understanding of the differences between civil and criminal law procedures.
  • The ability to explain how legislation is passed. 
  • The ability to use legal concepts and specialist vocabulary with confidence.
  • Competency in evaluating legal case studies, material and issues to be able to apply the appropriate legal rules and procedures. 
  • The ability to demonstrate knowledge of legal rules and concepts by choosing and explaining appropriate information using real-world examples 

Course content and structure

The Advanced Level Foundation programme is highly flexible, and able to adapt to the needs and academic aspirations of each student. It does this through a combination of core modules and a series of elective modules which can be combined in different ways to create main subject streams.

Law is one of the many elective modules offered, and an overview of the syllabus content is shown below.

Term 1

The English Legal System

  • Introduction to Law + Civil and Criminal Law distinction
  • Civil law procedure and ADR, and appeals
  • Criminal Law and sentencing, and appeals
  • The Jury system
  • The Legal profession and judges
  • Judicial precedent 
  • Legislation 
  • Delegated legislation 

Term 2

Contract Law

  • Introduction
  • The Offer
  • The Acceptance
  • Legal intent
  • Consideration
  • Terms of the Contract
  • Exemption clauses (alternative topic Misrepresentation)
  • Discharge 
  • Remedies 

Term 3

Tort Law

  • Introduction to Tort 
  • An action in negligence 
  • Development of the Duty of Care 
  • Breach of duty 
  • Nervous shock 
  • Causation 
  • Defences 

Sample subject combinations with Law

  • Law, History, Economics
  • Law, History, Government and Politics
  • Law, History, Geography

Sample enrichment activities

  • Royal Courts of Justice visit
  • Houses of Parliament visit
  • The Old Bailey and Crown Courts trip
  • Supreme Court visit 
  • Debating Society 
  • Trinity Arts awards 

Sample academic calendar (2021-2022)

Year 1


  • 6th: term starts
  • Student induction


  • 18 – 22nd: half term
  • Progress tests


  • University fairs and talks


  • 10th: term ends
  • End of term exams


  • 3rd: term starts


  • 10th – 11th: half term
  • Progress tests
  • University fairs


  • End of term exams
  • 18th: term ends


  • 4th: term starts


  • Progress tests


  • Exams
  • 10th: term ends

Recommended reading

Below is a list of text books normally used on this course, as well as books which may help you prepare for your studies prior to arrival. In many cases the textbooks will be supplied by the school, and you may borrow them for the duration of your time at school. However, if you already know what three subjects you want to choose you may prefer to purchase one before you arrive.

  • The English Legal System: 7th edition 2013 by Jacqueline Martin, Hodder Education 
  • Unlocking Contract Law: 4th edition 2014 Chris Turner, Routledge 
  • Unlocking Torts: 4th edition 2014 by Chris Turner, Routledge 

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