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Law at Dereham Sixth Form College

Course description

Law considers all aspects of our English Legal System - why we abide by the rules, who makes our statutes and what should society do with those who break them. We separate our understanding of this subject between substantive
areas such as Criminal Law and Tort and then look at wider issues such as whether law and morality should be combined or separated.
Law works extremely well in conjunction with subjects such as History, English, Government & Politics and Business Studies. By studying this subject students
will develop techniques of logical thinking and the skills necessary to analyse and solve problems whilst developing a critical awareness of the changing nature
of law in society.
This is a very popular subject with an extremely high retention rate. Enrichment activities include various fascinating legal trips and a popular Mooting Society.
We follow the AQA specification which covers a multitude of interesting legal areas.


In the first year you will study some vitally important areas of law including:

  • Statutory Interpretation
  • Judicial Precedent
  • Parliamentary law-making
  • Influences on Parliament
  • Jury and Magistrates
  • Judiciary
  • Criminal law (Offences Against the Person)
  • Tort (Negligence)


In the second year you will develop your substantive knowledge and begin to include Jurisprudential theory. This will include:

  • Murder
  • Voluntary & Involuntary Manslaughter
  • Diminished Responsibility
  • General Defences
  • Medical Negligence
  • Psychiatric Injury

Entry requirements

A*-B in English Language GCSE.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dereham Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 06 August 2014
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Key information

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