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Law A2 at Hayes School

Course description

Law will provide students with the analytical and problem-solving skills needed to succeed in Higher Education or Employment. As a student of Law at Hayes they will have the opportunity to visit local magistrate courts, Crown courts and a local police station. This course will enable students to develop an understanding of the principles of English Law and the structure of major aspects of the English Legal System.

Students will investigate how law is made and the role of judges, juries and the legal profession. Students will learn about aspects of criminal law, for example offences against the persons such as ABH and GBH and the law of homicide. Students will also study aspects of civil law including negligence and occupiers' liability. 

Course content


Unit 1: Law making and the Legal System

Unit 2: The Concept of Liability: criminal offences, sentencing and application for bail.



Unit 3: Criminal Law (Murder, Involuntary Manslaughter and general defences).

Unit 4: Offences against Property or Tort and Concepts of Law. In ‘Concepts of Law’ you will be required to write an analytical essay on the distinction between ‘law and morals’; the diversity of moral views and in terms of ‘justice’ the extent to which substantive legal rules, legal institutions and processes achieve Justice.

Entry requirements

Four Bs, including B or above in English.

Pass in AS Law.


Examining Body: AQA

All AS and A2 exams are sat in the summer exam series. 

Financial information

Additional Costs: We recommend that students purchase unit guides to supplement their independent study (cost approximately £8-10 second hand). At AS there is also a trip to Parliament – travel costs only (train fare to London).

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 August 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September


  • More information

      Exit M25 at Junction 4 (signposted A21 Bromley & Orpington)
      Continue on A21 towards Bromley. Turn left onto A232 towards Hayes and Croydon. Turn right into West Common Road the main school entrance is on West Common Road.


      Parking on site is limited and allocated to staff.
      Visitor bays are available at the entrance to the school

      BY RAIL

      We are located just up the hill from Hayes (Kent) Station (Connections from Lewisham or direct from Charing Cross). After exiting the station, walk right on Station Hill past the New Cross Inn, then walk up Ridge Way until you reach West Common Road. Turn right and walk along until you reach the school on your left.

      BY BUS

      The following buses serve the local area:

      146 Downe - Keston - Hayes - Bromley

      119 Bromley - Hayes - West Wickham - Shirley - Croydon - Croydon Airport

      138 Bromley - Coney Hall

      353 Ramdsen Estate - Hayes -Addington Village

      314 New Addington - Hayes - Bromley - Elmstead Woods - New Eltham - Eltham