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Law A level at Valentines High School

Course description

Year 12 AS Outline

The course comprises of two units which are externally assessed through examinations at the end of the academic year. Units are designed to provide an introduction to the law, not only by looking at how laws are made, but also by looking at current laws and their application to problem scenarios to show they operate in practice.

The course consists of two Units (1 hour 30 minutes exam each):

Unit 1: Law Making and The Legal System

  • This will cover topics such as the Criminal Courts structure in the UK, the involvement of Magistrates and Jury in the Criminal court process etc.

Unit 2: The Concept of Liability

  • This unit looks at non-fatal criminal offences such as assault, battery, actual bodily harm (ABH) and grievous bodily harm/wounding (GBH).
  • Students will also look at negligence and the liability for physical injury to people and damage to property, as well as compensatory damages.

Year 13 A2 Outline

Units introduce more complex content and place a greater emphasis upon analysis, application and evaluation of current criminal laws. Again, both units are assessed externally through examination at the end of the academic year.

Unit 3 Criminal Law (Offences against the Person)

  • Murder, Manslaughter, Defences.

Unit 4 Criminal Law (Offences against Property)

  • Theft, Robbery, Burglary, Blackmail, Fraud, Criminal damage and defences.
  • Law and Morals, law and Justice.

Entry requirements

GCSE grade B in English (or English Literature).

Future opportunities

Law A level is a well-regarded qualification and will complement any subject you subsequently wish to follow, whether or not Law - based.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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