31 January 2024
Birkenhead Sixth Form College’s unrivalled careers support for students was once again highlighted as employers, organisations and universities in the legal field visited to give advice and information.
Students seeking a career in law were treated to a host of different options for further steps after College, with in-depth insight into the pathways they can take, and the different fields within the legal realm that it’s possible to enter into.
Barristers’ chambers such as Elysium Law and Linenhall Chambers, along with solicitors as Jackson Lees and Bond Turner, and Higher Education options including the University of Liverpool were all in attendance for students to talk to about their personal ambitions and goals.
Some 15% of College students choose to go onto undergraduate degrees in Law and/or Criminology each year, in destinations such as the Universities of London, Sheffield, Leicester and Nottingham.
The expert Law teachers in our department, who provide both A Level and BTEC options, are supported by the Student Development and careers teams to deliver an enviable array of extracurricular activities.
The Young Citizen organisation run the national Bar Mock Trial each year, which our students compete in. It sees students portray the role of barristers in fictional cases, but in real courts in front of real judges. The regional finals take place in Liverpool Crown Courts or Chester Crown Courts, and having beaten local school competition, our teams have gained places at the national finals in The Old Bailey and the Royal Courts of Justice in London.
Merseyside Police also came to the College to deliver bespoke talks on Policing and Crime after College time, which was hugely well attended by students fascinated by the inner workings of law enforcement.
Head of Law A Level at the College, Jen Ludwig, said: “It’s such a fantastic opportunity for our students to hear first-hand from people in the law profession, and we ensure every year that each student has access to all the best information for their future career.
“Law is an extremely popular subject at the College: it’s new to the majority of students and not offered everywhere at sixth form level, so it’s exciting for students to discover a path they may not have considered before coming to the College.”
Jen concluded: “If you want to study a subject after GCSE that’s new, relevant to every day life, and get to know how our society is informed by the rules that we’re governed by, then choose to apply for Law here. We as a department are here to support you and get you where you want to be after College.”
To find out more about studying Law at Birkenhead Sixth Form College, click here.
To book onto a Subject Taster Session in Law in February / March, click here for more details.