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Law AS level at Walton High

Course description

Law involves the study of the legal system in England and Wales. You will gain an overview of how the civil and criminal courts work and learn about the part played by both legal and lay personnel. You will see how the Law develops and changes over time.

Course content

Students will be introduced to criminal and civil law, studying cases, learning offences and how the law operates. They will learn about the law making processes involved with Acts of Parliament and the statutory interpretation of the law. Students will also learn about the role of magistrates and juries and will appreciate how the court system works. Students will be introduced to Criminal and Tort law and the procedures involved in taking a case to court.

There are two units:

  • Law Making and the Legal System
  • The Concepts of Criminal and Civil Liability

Entry requirements

8 GCSEs (A*-C), including English Language and Maths. Above all, an interest in Law and a willingness to undertake independent reading is necessary for success at AS/A2 Law.

Future opportunities

This course is of use to students contemplating Law as a university subject and is also relevant to other courses such as Government and Politics, Sociology, Business and History. For those not intending to take a university course it would be of use to students wishing to work in some branch of the Law, e.g. as a Legal Executive - for which it gives some training exemptions, the Police Force or the Civil Service.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Walton High directly.

Last updated date: 28 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year