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Law AS/A2 Level at Holte School

Course description

The AQA A-level Law course provides students with an understanding of the English legal system and substantive law, including both criminal and civil law. In addition, they develop analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, which assist students in higher education, in the workplace and in everyday life.

The course develops excellent written communication skills and research skills, while engaging the student in real life challenges.

A-level Law encourages students' organisational skills, together with their ability to think independently. Students are required to write clearly, concisely and in a logical manner. They develop their problem-solving skills and learn how to identify legal issues and apply the relevant law to a scenario to reach a conclusion.

This requires students to interpret legislation and read case law. In addition, they gain critical evaluation skills to ensure that they can confidently express views which are substantiated with evidence, encouraging them to reflect on contemporary issues in society.

Course content

AS Level

Unit 1 - LAW01 Law Making and the Legal System

Unit 2 - LAW02 The Concept of Liability

 

A2 Level

Unit 3 - LAW03 Criminal Law (Offences against the Person) or Contract 9

Unit 4 - LAW04 Criminal Law (Offences against Property) or Tort, and Concepts of Law

Entry requirements

5 GCSE’s grade A*-C including English and Mathematics.

Assessment

Year 1 - AS

Unit 1 - (50% of AS, 25% of A-Level), externally assessed examination, 1 hour 30 minutes, 96 marks.

Unit 2 - (50% of AS, 25% of A-Level), externally assessed examination, 1 hour 30 minutes, 94 marks.

 

Year 2 - A2 Level

Unit 3 - (25% of A-Level), externally assessed examination, 1 hour 30 minutes, 80 marks.

Unit 4 - (25% of A-Level), externally assessed examination, 2 hours, 85 marks.

Future opportunities

Many students who study AQA A-level Law go on to study Law at undergraduate level at university. It also provides students with skills that are transferable to the study of other subjects at university or in the workplace.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Holte School directly.

Last updated date: 21 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years

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