Subjects & Courses

Applied Law BTEC Level 3

This provides a basic introduction to the legal sector. In addition to specific legal content, the requirements of the qualification enable learners to develop transferable skills that are highly regarded by higher education providers and employers.

The BTEC Applied Law Level 3 provides a vocational context in which learners develop the knowledge and skills required for degree courses, including reading legal texts, effective writing, research skills, analytical skills, creative development and preparation for assessment methods used in degrees.

Structure and Content

Year 1

Dispute Solving in Civil Law (controlled assessment)
Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System (coursework)

Year 2

Applying the Law (controlled assessment)
Aspects of Family Law (coursework)


There are two main forms of assessment – external and internal. Students will complete two internal units and two external units (controlled assessments).

Undergraduate degree options

This qualification carries UCAS points and if it is taken alongside other qualifications as part of a two-year course of learning, it is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements for many courses. It supports entry to many higher education courses, depending on the other qualifications learners have taken.

Students can consider a wide range of degree courses, including Law, Policing, Criminology and Business Management.

This qualification can also support progression to employment directly or via an apprenticeship.

Possible Career Options

Judicial assistant
Law costs lawyer
Legal cashier
Legal secretary

Entry requirements

To secure your place at Aston Manor Sixth Form, you must achieve five GCSEs at grades 4-9 (including English and maths at grade 4).

Certain courses have additional specific requirements, as shown below.


GCSE grade 5 English

GCSE grade 5 English and maths

GCSE grade 6 science and maths

GCSE grade 6 science and maths

GCSE grade 6 maths

English Literature
GCSE grade 6 English

GCSE grade 6 French
and English grade 5

Religious Education
GCSE grade 6 RE


OCR Digital Media

GCSE grade 4 English

Health and Social Care
GCSE grade 4 maths

Business Studies
GCSE grade 4 English and maths

Financial Studies
GCSE grade 4 maths

Merit at KS4 and GCSE grade 4 English

Applied Science

GCSE grade 4 English, maths
and science

How to Apply

External Applicants only

Please complete the application form and return to the sixth form office. You can find the application form here or, alternatively, request an application form from the main office.

Already a student at Aston Manor Academy?

Sixth form staff will arrange a presentation for all Year 11 Aston Manor Academy students to tell them more about progressing to sixth form and how to apply.