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Law at Ysgol Llanhari

Course description

This interesting and useful subject is being taught wholly within the
school as an AS and A level. By its study you will gain a sound basis for
further study as well as develop knowledge of the rights and
responsibilities of individuals as citizens including where appropriate, an
understanding of moral, spiritual and cultural issues. By its means you will
be able to prove evidence and aptitude in most of the key skills.
Overall by studying Law you will hopefully develop and sustain
enjoyment of, and interest in, law; develop knowledge and understanding
of selected areas of law and the legal system in England and Wales. You
should also extend your understanding of legal method and reasoning;
develop the techniques of logical thinking, and the skills necessary to
analyse and solve problems by applying legal rules. The subject should
also expand your ability to communicate legal arguments and conclusions
with reference to appropriate legal authority and finally nurture a critical
awareness of the changing nature of law in society.

Course content

Contents of the Specification - Year 12
Unit One: Understanding Legal Structures and Processes.
Unit Two: Understanding Legal Reasoning, Personnel and Methods.
Contents of Specification - Year 13
Unit Three: Understanding Substantive Law: Freedom, the State and
the Individual: Option 2: Criminal Law and Justice.
Unit Four: Understanding Law in Context: Freedom, the State and the
Individual – Option 2: Criminal Law and Justice.

Entry requirements

See the school offering the course.


There is no Coursework element in this subject.
Unit 1: Essay paper (25%) 1½ hours
Unit 2: Stimulus response questions (25%) 1½ hours
Unit3: Problem questions (20%) 1½ hours
Unit 4: Stimulus response questions (30%) 2½ hours

Future opportunities

Besides individual Law degree courses, many colleges offer courses
combining Law with another subject e.g. European Language,
Accountancy, Marketing, Banking and other aspects of the business
world. Among the careers that could be contemplated are: Solicitor,
Barrister, Police, Civil Service, Local Government, Politics, Business,
Accountancy, Banking, and Marketing.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Llanhari directly.

Last updated date: 31 July 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September