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Overview

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for students who want to apply to study a law degree at a UK university. Core modules are combined with specialist modules in law plus two electives chosen from a wide range of subjects.

Key Facts

Start Dates:

  • 9 September 2019
  • 6 January 2020
  • 6 April 2020 (Extended programme only)
  • 29 June 2020 (Extended programme only)
  • 7 September 2020

Colleges:

  • London

Entry level:

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

Minimum age:

  • 16.5

Length:

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

Lessons:

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

Class size:

  • 8-12

Learning outcomes

  • Gain a qualification which is accepted by nearly all of the UK universities, including most of the UK universities currently approved by the Singapore Bar 
  • Raise English to university level
  • Gain a sound understanding of law in society, criminal and civil process, hand the sources of national and international law

Why choose the Law Foundation?

Kings works with a wide range of university partners. This is because our Law Foundation is based on, and linked to, A-levels. It is therefore automatically recognised and accepted by the widest choice of universities. Out of the Top 25 universities listed in the Times and Sunday Times 2019 rankings, 20 have accepted Kings Foundation students.

Pearson logoPearson assured

The Kings Law Foundation has Pearson assured status, awarded after an annual Pearson audit of quality assurance.

Advisory Panel

Standards for the Programme are set by an external and independent Advisory Board which meets three times each year to ensure best practice, moderate marks where required and hear appeals.

Benchmarking against A-Level grades

Typical top 30 university offers to students following the programme are based on their normal A-level offers.

Course content and structure

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.

The course runs for a full academic year. Students can start in September and finish in June, or start January and finish in August. Both start dates will take them on to university in September.

There are three terms per year.

Core modules

These give you the vital platform you need to acquire subject specific knowledge and will be taught across the whole academic year.

  • Communication and Study Skills
  • Data Handling and Information Technology

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 
  • Remedies

Term 3 (International Law)

  • Sources of international law
  • International legal personality
  • International institutions
  • The relationship between international and domestic law
  • Jurisdiction and immunity

Additional elective modules

Choose two from:

  • Art and Design
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Government and Politics
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology

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 (2019-2020)

Year 1

September

  • 9th: term starts
  • Student induction

October

  • 21 – 27th: half term
  • Progress tests

November

  • University fairs and talks

December

  • 13th: term ends
  • End of term exams

January

  • 6th: term starts

February

  • 13th – 14th: half term
  • Progress tests
  • University fairs

March

  • End of term exams
  • 20th: term ends

April

  • 6th: term starts

May

  • Progress tests

June

  • Exams
  • 12th: 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 

Assessment

Students are assessed at the end of each term and the results of each assessment go towards the final grade:

  • Term 1 Assessment: 30%
  • Term 2 Assessment: 35%
  • Term 3 Assessment: 35%

Progression

Recent alumni

Below are some examples of the degree programmes that our recent Law Foundation alumni have gone on to study.

Liang Jun Russell Huang

  • University of Birmingham
  • Law

Gunhee Kim

  • Durham University
  • Law

Camille Rontani

  • University of Exeter
  • English Law and French Law

Soak Yee Teo

  • University of Bristol
  • Law

Elsy Giselle Vega Villanueva

  • University of Exeter
  • Law

Berliana Tjendera

  • King's College London
  • Law

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The Kings Admissions Team