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Law A-Level at Chase High School

Course description

You must be able to write clearly, concisely and logically. The course will encourage you to develop your organisational skills, ability to think clearly, and problem-solving skills, as you learn how to identify legal issues and apply the relevant law to a particular scenario to reach a conclusion. To achieve this, you’ll need a willingness to interpret legislation and read case law. We’ll also expect you to pick up critical evaluation skills: ensuring that you can express views confidently, substantiated by evidence, and equipping you to reflect on contemporary issues in society.

Course content

You’ll be introduced to substantive law in your first year (AS), and the course is designed to continue stimulating your interest in law from then on. Along the way, you’ll acquire analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills that can assist you in higher education, the workplace and everyday life. The course also develops your written communication and research skills, while engaging you in fascinating real-life challenges.

Over the two-year course you’ll study four units. Each unit is worth 25% of the overall A Level and has an external exam:

  • Unit 1 ­– Law making and the legal system
  • Unit 2 – The concept of liability
  • Unit 3 – Criminal law (offences against the person) or contract
  • Unit 4 – Criminal law (offences against property) or tort and concepts of law

Entry requirements

5 x GCSEs at Grades A*-C, including English and Maths or an equivalent Level 2 BTEC, with GCSE English and Maths

Future opportunities

You could go on to study law at undergraduate level, or put all the skills you’ve developed to good use in another discipline.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 July 2015
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