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.
9 September 2019
6 January 2020
6 April 2020 (Extended programme only)
29 June 2020 (Extended programme only)
7 September 2020
Academic: Completed 11-12 years of schooling
English: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
1 Academic Year (3 terms)
Extended programme: 1-2 Academic Years (4-7 terms)
Average 21 hours per week (plus homework and private study)
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.
The Kings Law Foundation has Pearson assured status, awarded after an annual Pearson audit of quality assurance.
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.
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.
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
Discharge of the contract
Term 3 (International Law)
Sources of international law
International legal personality
The relationship between international and domestic law
Jurisdiction and immunity
Additional elective modules
Choose two from:
Art and Design
Government and Politics
Sample enrichment activities
Royal Courts of Justice visit
Houses of Parliament visit
The Old Bailey and Crown Courts trip
Supreme Court visit
Trinity Arts awards
Sample academic calendar (2019-2020)
9th: term starts
21 – 27th: half term
University fairs and talks
13th: term ends
End of term exams
6th: term starts
13th – 14th: half term
End of term exams
20th: term ends
6th: term starts
12th: term ends
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
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%
Below are some examples of the degree programmes that our recent Law Foundation alumni have gone on to study.