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Law AS/A2 Level at Carmel College

Course description

Law plays a vital role in society. The law helps define a society’s values and also provides a means to solve problems and disputes without resorting to violence. AS/ A2 Law enables you to further explore the relationship between Law, Society and the Individual.

Course content

It is unlikely that you will have studied Law before, but don’t worry; the course is designed to remove any feelings of uncertainty and confusion that may arise from taking a new subject.

During the first year of study (AS) you will be introduced to the English Legal System as a whole. You will also look in depth at non-fatal offences such as ABH and GBH and use this knowledge to apply to various scenarios. The course will be delivered through a range of teaching and learning styles and will focus on the development of the necessary essay writing and problem solving skills you will need to achieve success in the exams. The AS course consists of 2 examined modules.

During the second year of study (A2) you will begin a more in depth study of areas of Substantive Law. This will include learning the law on topics such as Murder, Manslaughter and Theft. You will learn to evaluate these and apply them to a scenario. The A2 course consists of 2 examined modules.

Entry requirements

You will need grade B in GCSE English Language.


Exam Board - AQA

The course is assessed by 4 external modular exams, 2 in the AS year and then 2 at A2.

The exams vary in length between 1.5 and 2 hours. There is no coursework at all in Law. You will sit two exams at the end of each year.

Future opportunities

Law at Carmel provides an excellent background for university and careers not only in law, but also in journalism, local and central government, public relations, teaching, and a range of management and business areas.

Many of our students go on to study Law at the top universities including Oxford, Cambridge and Durham.

Further information

What support will I receive?

At Carmel we encourage you to develop as an independent learner. This does not mean however that help is not available. We are committed to supporting all our learners to achieve their personal best. A range of support materials is available both to simplify difficult concepts, and to extend your learning so you should never be without the appropriate support!

What is the department like?

Law is an established and thriving department, with over 200 students. Law is taught in well-resourced AS and A2 bases. The department has its own VLE site to assist student study. Students spend a lot of their free time in the Law department participating in enrichment activities and tutorials. Links have been forged with firms of solicitors, barrister’s chambers and local law enforcement agencies through the community involvement projects, legal professionals and courts.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Carmel College directly.

Last updated date: 05 September 2016

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