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A Level Law at Paignton Community Sports Academy

Course description

Students will gain knowledge and understanding of the legal system (e.g. the jury system) and an ability to evaluate its operation and performance. The specification includes application of criminal and civil law (negligence). The second year of the course further develops knowledge of the legal system and of contract law. Evaluation of the concepts of law is also developed e.g. the conflict between morality and law.

What will I be learning?

Unit 1: How do judges interpret and apply the law in court - Does a lower court have to follow the decision of a higher court? How does the jury system work and is it effective?

Unit 2: General criminal law of non-fatal offences e.g. grievous bodily harm, Sentencing, Liability in negligence and the award of compensation, how criminal and civil courts work.

Unit 3: Contract elements of an enforceable contract, Contract terms e.g. consumer rights under Sale of Goods Act 1979, Breach of contract and the award of compensation

Unit 4: Tort, Negligence, Liability of occupiers of property and of employers for their employees, liability for the escape of a dangerous item from land, the award of compensation by the court.


How will I learn/ be assessed?

Units 1 and 2: Two exams at the end of the first year.

Units 3 and 4: Two exams at the end of the second year.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade A*-C, Minimum of grade B in GCSE English Language

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Paignton Community Sports Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years