Law A Level at Hutton Church of England Grammar School
The AQA specification is examination based. There are two exams at the end of the first year and two exams at the end of the second year. In the first year, you will be introduced to the English Legal System and to criminal law and negligence. You will develop essay writing and problem solving skills and will be encouraged to be an independent learner in a supportive environment. In the second year, you will focus on criminal law and will look at both property offences and offences against the person. You will also evaluate areas of substantive law, together with considering concepts such as law and morality. You will be required to write longer essays and answer more complex legal problem questions.
Some students study Law because they want to go on to study the subject at University and pursue a career as a solicitor or barrister. The subject also provides a background for occupations with a legal element such as the police, social work, civil service or business. It is a well-respected academic A Level which is both challenging and enjoyable to study. A Level Law is not required to study Law at University but, it will help.
Enrichment opportunities include trips to Parliament, the Supreme Court and local courts, attending revision sessions delivered by UCLAN Law lecturers and talks from Lancaster University Law School, the police and legal professionals. Students have the opportunity to participate in a Crime and Punishment workshop delivered by serving Magistrates. You will also be encouraged to participate in the Bar Mock Trial competition. In 2013, Hutton law students were runners- up in the Manchester heat of the competition.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hutton Church of England Grammar School directly.