Applied Law at Uplands Community College School Sixth Form
This course is designed to encourage students to gain an understanding of Law and the legal system.
It provides grounding in the main principles of English Law and their development, concentrating on the structure, personnel and functions of the English Legal System. Crimes such as murder, manslaughter and theft are studied together with the main elements of a crime, that of actus reus and mens rea.
Students explore different points of view about particular legal issues and, in so doing, develop the skills necessary to analyse and solve problems as well as appreciating how Law develops in response to society’s changing needs. To aid learning, students will for example take part in role-plays of legal cases and scenarios, debate and discuss, solve problem-based scenarios and learn to write Law essays.
Law combines well with many subjects such as English, the Humanities subjects, Citizenship and Biology. The skills of ordered thinking, logical progression of thought and the ability to use language well are common in these courses.
5 A* - C grades at GCSE including grade B or above at English Language GCSE.
Some of the students who have recently studied Law at Uplands have gone on to take Law at University, either as single or joint honours, have gone on to be solicitors and barristers. Of those that have gone on to employment, many have become police officers and legal secretaries, whilst others have gone on to work for the criminal justice system.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Uplands Community College School Sixth Form directly.