Law

Awarding body: AQA

Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced GCE courses

Course content and examination requirements:

This exciting course provides students with a grounding in the main principles of English Law and its development.  It enables them to develop a knowledge, understanding and critical awareness of the structure, personnel and functions of the English Legal System. 

They also have the opportunity to study one area of substantive law.  They encouraged to develop the skills necessary to analyse and solve problems by applying legal rules and to develop the ability to communicate legal arguments and conclusions clearly, succinctly and coherently using logic and appropriate legal terminology

Entry Requirements:

Law is a subject in its own right and is only studied in the Sixth Form and there are no specific entry requirements for the course.  The subject demands a good command of English and the ability to analyse and solve problems.

Relevance to further studies and careers:

Law can be studied at university as a single honours degree or as a joint degree with other subjects such as European Studies and History.  Graduates have found employment in many fields including the different branches of the Legal Profession; Education; Consultation; Medical Ethics;

 

Year 12 - AS Units

Unit 1

Law Making and the Legal System

This unit comprises 50% of the AS and 25% of the A level.  It is assessed by means of a one hour thirty minutes written examination.

Unit 2

The Concept of Liability

This unit comprises 50% of the AS and 25% of the A level.  It is assessed by means of a one hour thirty minutes written examination.

Year 13 - AS Units (full GCE)

Unit 3

Criminal Law or Contract Law

This unit comprises 25% of the A level and is assessed by means of a one hour thirty minutes written examination.

Unit 4

Criminal Law or Tort and Concepts of Law

This unit comprises 25% of the A level and is assessed by means of a two hour written examination.

Teaching staff / further information: Miss N Pallan