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Law A Level at QE Academy Trust

Course description

If you take this course you will learn about how our legal system works, how laws are made, and what makes someone liable in criminal and civil law. Studying law will help develop your analytical ability and critical thinking. You will also be improving your problem solving skills by applying the legal rules you learn to hypothetical situations.

Course content

AS Level

Unit 1 ‐  Law Making covers where laws come from, how they are made, how disputes are solved, the role of judges and jury, the training and work of barristers, solicitors, and legal executives.

Unit 2 ‐  The Concept of Liability will give you an introduction to criminal & civil law:
- How we define a crime, what makes a crime, the law on the non‐fatal offences against the person, criminal courts and procedure
- What makes someone liable in negligence, how damages are calculated, civil courts and procedure

Each unit is examined in a separate exam taken in the summer term.

A2 Level Units

Unit 3 ‐ Criminal Law

Unit 4 ‐ Tort

This course will deepen and extend your understanding of criminal and civil law. You will learn how to criticise, evaluate, and make connections between different areas of law you have studied. Study of Law at this level is challenging, but very rewarding and an excellent preparation for University study.

Entry requirements

Candidates, as well as needing a minimum of 5 C grades at GCSE, should have good English skills ‒ grade C in GCSE English at the very least, but preferably a B. This course is not simply aimed at students with an interest in a legal career; it is an ideal choice for anyone with an enquiring mind and a desire to understand how our society is regulated.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact QE Academy Trust directly.

Last updated date: 17 December 2015
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