Law A Level at Dereham Neatherd High School
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.
AS 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
- Criminal law (Offences Against the Person)
- Tort (Negligence)
A2 In the second year you will develop your substantive knowledge and begin to include Jurisprudential theory. This will include:
- Voluntary & Involuntary Manslaughter
- Diminished Responsibility
- General Defences
- Medical Negligence
- Psychiatric Injury
Minimum BBCCC including B in English GCSE.
External Assessment: One 1 hour 30 minute examination, one 2 hour examination based upon scenario work and essays Internal Assessment: throughout the course, primarily carried out through the marking of essays, problem questions, homework and formative questioning during class discussions.
Wide ranging options including law, civil service, teaching, local government, finance and journalism.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dereham Neatherd High School directly.