Law A Level at Varndean College
The law is fascinating it regulates us in every aspect of our lives. Through studying Law
you can learn to understand how and why the law affects you.
You will learn about law through a mixture of discussion, mock trials, debate and
through visits to legal institutions. Regular speakers include a local barrister, solicitor
and magistrates. The course aims to develop your ability to analyse and apply legal
principles, construct legal arguments and draw appropriate conclusions. Throughout,
critical evaluation of current legal issues will be high on the agenda.
The Legal System
- Civil & criminal courts
- Work & training of solicitors & barristers
- Role of jurors & magistrates
- Murder, manslaughter - what's the difference?
- Non-fatal offences against the person
- Theft, robbery and burglary
- Defences: intoxication, insanity, self-defence, consent
- Parliamentary law making
- Delegated legislation
- Judges making the law
- EU law
The law of Tort
- What's the law in personal injury cases?
- What's the law on keeping your home safe for visitors?
The nature of law
- What is justice?
- Should judges make law?
- What's the difference between law and morality?
Human Rights Law
- History of the Human Rights Act
- Impact of the Human Rights Act in the UK
- How and Human Rights enforced
Standard advanced course requirements including Grade 5 in GCSE English
100% exam - 3 papers, 2 hours each
A Level Law is a sound foundation for a broad range of degree courses and law related careers and other work including: journalism, business, management and politics.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Varndean College directly.