Our Subject Specialist Pathways are available to any student wanting to Get the Edge. The Pathways are best suited to students in Year 10 or above wanting to access Pre-University Subject-Specific knowledge and masterclasses clinics to develop understanding and confidence in the subject they may wish to study at university. Students will be guided by our expert network of Advisors, and will experience university-level debate.
Top UK universities are looking for intellectually curious and ambitious applicants with self-motivation and a real passion for their chosen subject. Avernus Education supports students to explore their studies beyond the school curriculum to enhance and enrich their knowledge in the subject they want to study at university. Our Subject Specialist Pathways expose students to subject-specific, degree-level concepts that will enrich knowledge as well as enhancing a personal statement, admissions test or interview to impress admissions tutors at top UK universities.
Each Pathway develops our philosophy of Education Beyond the Classroom. Pathways include carefully designed sessions to ensure students have the opportunity to pre-learn topics that are most likely to come up in an Oxbridge interview, as well as bespoke guidance about how this knowledge is essential for all UK university application preparation.
Our pathways include subject-specific options, career-specific options and age-specific mentoring. Sessions can be adjusted and personalised based on the needs and preferences of each student. A minimum of 5 hours worth of sessions is recommended, although 20-30hrs is typical for the Pathway to be effective.
In this Pathway, students will participate in a comprehensive curriculum covering the essentials of the legal system, human rights, criminal law, international law and contract law. You will get the opportunity to explore the legal profession through a series of dynamic academic knowledge enhancement and enrichment sessions.
The Law Subject Pathway includes tailored specialist guidance for all higher education institution applications in the UK. Our Virtual Internships also provide exceptional opportunities for our Law Students.
Sample of Pathway sessions
Introduction to Law and the Legal System: Understand the purpose of law. Explore the court structure and hierarchy of the legal system. Find out about the general legislative process.
History of Law: Take a deep dive into the history of law. See how law has changed from ancient times to the modern days both in the west and the east.
Explore Criminal Law: Gain an overview of Criminal Law. Collaborate with others in a mock trial and play various case scenarios, including jury, witnesses, bailiff, defence counsel, prosecutor, and defendant.
Business Law: Learn the fundamentals of business law while you discover how knowledge of the legal system is crucial for all professionals.
Contract Law: Looking at the what is necessary to create a binding contract: offer, acceptance, certainty of terms, intention to be bound, and consideration.
Business Law: Investigate, analyse and synthesise legal principles relating to commercial transactions, corporations and other forms of business organisations.
Human Rights: You will examine human rights research methods, advocacy and campaigning strategies. While look at the growing challenges faced by human rights professionals and highlights opportunities to overcome them
International Law: Develop an understanding of international affairs through the study of the legal frameworks which ostensibly govern them.
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Read advanced texts and papers in multiple subject areas
“Evidence of wider reading should begin from Year 10 onwards, if not before. This is particularly true for students who have not yet decided which subject they want to study at university. Although it is possible to cover the recommended breadth and depth of reading in the year before the application deadline, students starting earlier have a significant advantage. Exploring new ideas and concepts through in-depth analysis of academic papers, journals, and essays will only build confidence and strengthen an application.”
Mentoring around wider reading is an integral aspect of all Avernus Specialist Subject Pathways. Within our Pathways, our expert Advisors can help students sample a range of wider reading across different disciplines enhancing and enriching subject knowledge as well as narrowing down the choice of potential degree subject.
ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT MENTORING
Separate Academic Enrichment Mentoring is available to help students with their academic studies and preparation for public examinations. It is never too early to receive online academic support to supplement classrooms lessons or reach beyond the curriculum. Any student can receive support from Avernus Education in any subject and Get the Edge at GCSE or Advance at A-Level. We support students in all subjects across different examination boards. Whether a consistent enhancement of students’ existing understanding of their subject, or as a last-minute revision exercise, our Advisors will design a bespoke study plan to enrich your subject knowledge, cover any weaknesses and help achieve the best possible grades.
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Discover more about our Virtual Law Internships
Develop your Pathway through our Explore Law Summer School course at Oxford University