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Law AS/A Level at The College of Richard Collyer

Course description

Law is an exciting subject providing the student with an opportunity to learn and explore their rights and duties in relation to each other and the state. There are trips to court e.g. the Royal Courts of Justice and the Supreme Court in London. We also visit Parliament and the The London Dungeon. Visiting speakers such as the police and local magistrates also assist in student learning.

The subject teachers do not expect any prior knowledge, simply an ability to analyse key issues rather than accepting them at face value, a willingness to learn and an aptitude for essay-writing and problem-solving.

In AS Law students sit 2 exams: The first, English Legal System involves studying topics such as the court system, legal personnel, police powers and sentencing The second unit, Sources of Law covers legislation, law reform and EU Law.

In A2, students can study either Criminal Law or Contract Law. In Criminal Law students cover topics which include offences against the person, (both fatal and non-fatal), property offences such as theft, attempted crime and defences to crimes. In Contract law students study the rules relating to formation of a contract, breach of contract and consumer contracts. At the end of the second year, students sit two exam papers, one on general principles and the other on a specific area of law, for example manslaughter (in criminal law) or exclusion clauses (in contract law).

Entry requirements

C in English Language

How to apply

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Last updated date: 20 November 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years