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Law at Hagley Catholic High School

Course description

How are laws made? What is law anyway?  Why do we ask volunteers who are not legally trained to act as judges in 95% of our criminal cases? How do you become a judge? Why are out top judges still overwhelmingly male, white and upper class? What gives the European Union the right to make laws for the UK? What happens if you are arrested? What are Human Rights? Why do terrorists have Human Rights?  When can the Government take our Human Rights away?

These are just some of the absorbing questions we consider in A-level Law. 

Course content

Awarding body: WJEC Specification: Law. There is no coursework. You take four papers over two years as follows: Y12 Understanding Legal Values, Structures and Processes. .Y12 Understanding Legal Reasoning, Personnel and Methods Y13 Human Rights and Civil Liberties. Y13 Human Rights and Civil Liberties

Entry requirements

A grade B in English Language would be desirable.

Assessment

There is a lot to learn. This is how some of our current law students describe the course:

•           “Interactive and cooperative; comfortable; funny at times and a good atmosphere a lot of the time.”

•           “Our teacher uses many different ways to teach us which caters to different learning styles.”

You will be provided with or will make detailed notes using worksheets and textbooks. You will discuss legal scenarios in pairs/small groups as well as in full class debates. You will be addressed by visiting speakers. In the summer term, you will visit Birmingham Crown Court and Birmingham High Court – always two enjoyable and fascinating days. 

Future opportunities

We have links with university Law departments. Our students have gone to many fine institutions, Birmingham, Manchester etc. – to read for degrees in the subject or take degrees involving criminology or in some cases nothing to do with law at all such as Ancient History. 
 
Our successes
• 100% success rate at A2
• Students passing the Law National aptitude tests (LNAT) in two successive years to earn a place at Birmingham University to read law.
 

We have links with university Law departments. Our students have gone to many fine institutions, Birmingham, Manchester etc. – to read for degrees in the subject or take degrees involving criminology or in some cases nothing to do with law at all such as Ancient History.

Our successes

•           100% success rate at A2

•           Students passing the Law National aptitude tests (LNAT) in two successive years to earn a place at Birmingham University to read law.

Combines well with

Law can be combined with a range of other AS
subjects.  We have had students combining Law with

the sciences, but many of our students have studied the subject alongside History and Business Studies, Sociology and Psychology.We have links with university Law departments. Our students have gone to many fine institutions, Birmingham, Manchester etc. – to read for degrees in the subject or take degrees involving criminology or in some cases nothing to do with law at all such as Ancient History.

Our successes

•           100% success rate at A2

•           Students passing the Law National aptitude tests (LNAT) in two successive years to earn a place at Birmingham University to read law.

Combines well with

Law can be combined with a range of other AS
subjects.  We have had students combining Law with

the sciences, but many of our students have studied the subject alongside History and Business Studies, Sociology and Psychology.We have links with university Law departments. Our students have gone to many fine institutions, Birmingham, Manchester etc. – to read for degrees in the subject or take degrees involving criminology or in some cases nothing to do with law at all such as Ancient History.

Our successes

•           100% success rate at A2

•           Students passing the Law National aptitude tests (LNAT) in two successive years to earn a place at Birmingham University to read law.

Combines well with

Law can be combined with a range of other AS
subjects.  We have had students combining Law with

the sciences, but many of our students have studied the subject alongside History and Business Studies, Sociology and Psychology.We have links with university Law departments. Our students have gone to many fine institutions, Birmingham, Manchester etc. – to read for degrees in the subject or take degrees involving criminology or in some cases nothing to do with law at all such as Ancient History.

Our successes

•           100% success rate at A2

•           Students passing the Law National aptitude tests (LNAT) in two successive years to earn a place at Birmingham University to read law.

Combines well with

Law can be combined with a range of other AS
subjects.  We have had students combining Law with

the sciences, but many of our students have studied the subject alongside History and Business Studies, Sociology and Psychology.We have links with university Law departments. Our students have gone to many fine institutions, Birmingham, Manchester etc. – to read for degrees in the subject or take degrees involving criminology or in some cases nothing to do with law at all such as Ancient History.

Our successes

•           100% success rate at A2

•           Students passing the Law National aptitude tests (LNAT) in two successive years to earn a place at Birmingham University to read law.

Combines well with

Law can be combined with a range of other AS subjects.  We have had students combining Law with the sciences, but many of our students have studied the subject alongside History and Business Studies, Sociology and Psychology.Law can be combined with a range of other AS 

subjects.  We have had students combining Law with 
the sciences, but many of our students have studied the subject alongside History and Business Studies, Sociology and Psychology.

Further information

Meet students from Haybridge on one of the most popular A-levels at Hagley.

You do not have to want to have a legal career to study law.  As some of our current students say:

•           “It’s interesting learning about what rights you have.”

•           “It’s an interesting and engaging subject which I found very interesting and the knowledge you gain is very useful and practical.”

•           “It’s an interesting course with an enthusiastic teacher.”

The teacher in charge of Law used to be a solicitor and a partner in one of the Law Firms mentioned in the text book. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hagley Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 24 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 2 years

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