Law A2 at Hayes School
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.
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.
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.
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.