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Law A Level at Gateacre School

Course description

This is a highly respected academic qualification and may be of interest to you if you want a good A level for entrance to University or are considering a career in the legal system (e.g. police, CSI, solicitor or barrister). If you hope to study Law at University any good academic subject like English, Maths, Biology, Physics etc. is accepted.

Course content

Areas of Study:

  • How Courts work
  • How Laws are made
  • Criminal Law
  • Contract Law
AS Units

The English Legal System

  • Civil courts and other methods of dispute resolution
  • Criminal process
  • Criminal courts
  • Penal system
  • Judiciary
  • The legal profession
  • Lay people in the legal system
  • Provision of legal services

Sources of Law

  • Doctrine of precedent
  • Legislation
  • European Union law
  • Law reform
A2 Units


Criminal Law

  • Principles of criminal liability
  • Attempted crimes
  • Offences against the person
  • General defences
  • Non-fatal offences against the person
  • Offences against property


Law of Contract

  • Formation of a contract
  • Contents of a contract
  • Privity of contract
  • Vitiating factors
  • Discharge of contracts

Entry requirements

What is required?

  • You should have good English skills as the course requires significant reading outside of class and the ability to write longer essays.
  • Interest in current affairs (events in the news and political developments will often be relevant to your studies)


Is 100% exam based. Exams occur in January and June.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Gateacre School directly.

Last updated date: 25 June 2015

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