Our Law Foundation provides comprehensive preparation for degree study in the fields of law, politics and international relations. You'll study a variety of topics covering international and English law, in a country with a legal system respected all around the world.
You can take our Law Foundation at our Brighton College. Brighton is a forward-thinking modern city by the sea. It offers you a safe, vibrant and dynamic place to explore your ideas and study.
Students study 18-25 hours per week in class. Choose to study our Law Foundation and you will take both law and politics modules. The course is modular in structure. It has core modules studied by all Foundation students. And modules tailored for Law students. The core Foundation modules develop academic and English language skills.
Students who have successfully completed our Law Foundation have progressed to study law at a wide variety of prestigious universities including Durham University, Politics and International Relations at the University of Bath and International Relations at Queen Mary, London.
You can explore a selection of university destinations that Foundation students can choose from here.
Start in October and you will have an extra one half of a term to prepare for the Foundation programme in January. You will receive extra English classes, extra university guidance and have more time to develop study skills.
Understand key political concepts and study British politics, parliament, the structure of government and the main offices of state.
Study the major and the minor political parties as well as the role and significance of pressure groups and learn about the role of civil liberties and what motivates us to vote for a particular party.
Study major global political issues, including global political power and the impact of globalisation, conflict and global terrorism, and produce one major extended coursework essay.
Understand the nature and sources of law and the concepts underlying legal systems. Look in detail at the English legal system, considering the different courts and their functions, legal personnel and the legislative process.
Gain an understanding of the law of contract and consider issues related to consumer protection.
Focus on tort law, the law governing civil responsibilities that people have to each other and consider the notions of liability and negligence.
Develop the ability to read academic texts, write short academic texts, take notes from written and
oral sources and use spoken English to discuss a variety of topics.
Improve all the abilities in FES1, developing greater accuracy, speed, cohesion, organisation and presentation.
Develop academic English skills for university. This continually assessed course module includes an extended research essay based on an aspect of British culture, debates and discussions, listening, note-taking and summarising as well as oral presentation.
Improving IT literacy and creativity using MS Office, Business and Media applications; develop internet research skills.
GCSEs are taken as a course of study before taking A levels or a Foundation pathway. Our GCSE Pathway programme offers students from the age of 14 years an early opportunity to establish the language, learning and cultural skills they need to succeed in the highly competitive world of higher education.
A Levels are British qualifications, accepted by all universities in the UK and recognised in the USA and Australia. Students who are with us for five or six terms will typically study up to four A Levels. This gives you a world of choice. Students typically study three or four subjects with exams at the end of two years.
A one-year course for international students that builds specialist subject knowledge and language and study skills. It is more focussed than A Levels making it good preparation for university. It is recognised for entry onto a range of degree programmes at more than 70 universities in the UK.