Law (A Level)

Law (A Level)

Curriculum Leader: Ms T Peers

Course Content
In the first year students will learn about how the law works and how the law is made within England. Students will gain an understanding of the court systems, legal personnel and how to access justice through legal funding. Alongside that students will look at liability within Criminal law and the rules of Tort. Criminal law includes criminal liability through a study of offences against the person, such as murder and manslaughter and offences against property such as theft and burglary. Within law making and tort, students will cover how laws are made and interpreted including the influence of EU law and look at liability in negligence, occupier’s liability and remedies that are available to victims.

In the second year students will cover the nature of law which looks at how the law interacts with morality, justice, society and technology. Students will need to consider the changing nature of law. As the option unit students will cover human rights, including their nature, protection and constitutional position under UK law. Students will devlop knowledge and understanding of all the topic areas they cover and be able to apply their legal knowledge to scenario-based situations.

Why Study Law?
The course aims to give students an overview of how the law works and inspire, nurture and develop them as learners. The skills and knowledge developed during this course provide excellent life skills as well as providing valuable analytical skills which can be applied to any degree course.

At the end of the 2 years, students will sit 3 papers: each lasts 2 hours and consists of both short answers, essays and scenario based questions. Exams are equally weighted at 100 marks per paper.

Entry Requirements
5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above. Students must have achieved grade 5 or above in Maths and English.

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