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Law AS/A Level at Wymondham College

Course description

We all come into contact with the law on an everyday basis. Studying Law gives students the opportunity to make informed decisions about their individual rights and responsibilities, the tools to evaluate our legal system, and the knowledge of how the courts resolve disputes or punish those who commit crimes.

Students will learn how to research, analyse and refine complex arguments; present and communicate interpretations logically to their peers; and evaluate scenarios whilst applying the law.

Students will study legal issues including how laws are made, how courts operate, the law relating to negligence and criminal offences ranging from assault to robbery and murder.

Studying law will be both challenging and stimulating, providing attributes and skills that are valued in a variety of professions

Course content

AS Level

UNIT 1: LAW MAKING AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM

  • Section A: Law Making The influence of Parliament and the Judiciary upon law making and the development of case law.
  • Section B: The Legal System The role of the courts in settling disputes between individuals, the individual and the State, and the legal and lay personnel involved, such as judges, barristers and solicitors, and magistrates and jurors.

UNIT 2: THE CONCEPT OF LIABILITY

An introduction to criminal law (non-fatal offences against the person), the criminal courts, criminal procedure and sentencing. Also an introduction to civil law (the tort of negligence), the civil courts, the civil process and remedies available in civil law.

A Level

UNIT 3: CRIMINAL LAW

Offences against the person including murder, manslaughter, non-fatal offences against the person, and general defences.

UNIT 4: CRIMINAL LAW PLUS THE CONCEPTS OF LAW CRIMINAL LAW

Offences against property including theft, robbery, burglary, blackmail, fraud, making off without payment, criminal damage and also general defences.

Concepts of Law: The philosophy of the law, including the distinction between law and morality. The meaning of ‘justice’, and the concept of ‘fault’ in law.

 

Entry requirements

GCSE English or History at Grade C or above (B preferred).

Assessment

AS Level: 2 Exams.

A- Level: 2 Exams

Future opportunities

Law qualifications can lead students to a career as a barrister, solicitor or legal executive. Others choose to work in a range of businesses and professions including multinational corporations, accounting firms, journalism, politics, the civil service, the police and social services.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 May 2016

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