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Law A Level at Abbeyfield School

Course description

Law is an exciting subject, which can fulfil your ambitions, whether law related or not. The skills that you learn during the course, such as analytical skills, are transferable with many courses, including English, Psychology and Business and you can use knowledge gained in Law to supplement ideas in other subjects. Law is a highly regarded subject within Universities and Higher Education institutions. It also gives you a good grounding in the area which is a distinct advantage when in managerial roles, as well as being useful in everyday life.

In the first year (AS) you will learn the basics of criminal and civil law, as well as how laws are made and enforced. A few examples of this would be:

  • Offences against the person (Common assault all the way to grievous bodily harm)
  • Negligence-Tort (Duty of care and whether this is breached)
  • How decisions made by judges in court are made law in subsequent cases

In your second year (A2) you further your understanding on your previous knowledge gained in AS, particularly criminal. A few examples of what we teach is:

  • Fatal offences against the person (Murder, Manslaughter)
  • Defences (Insanity, Intoxication, Self-defence, etc)
  • Theft and Robbery

Entry requirements

C in English and Maths. B in English is desirable.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 April 2015

Key information

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