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Law AS/A2 Level at Havelock Academy

Course description

 

 

 

Studying Law gives students an understanding of the role of Law in today's society and an awareness of the rights and responsibilities of individuals, which can be applied to students' lives.

Studying Law A Level develop students' analytical ability, critical thinking skills and problem-solving capabilities through the application of legal rules. The course can also help students to develop skills of selection and decision making.

 

Course content

 

The people in the courts including Magistrates, Juries and the legal professions including solicitors and Barristers.

We will investigate their appointment and what role they fulfil in the English Legal System.

We investigate where new law comes from and how it is applied by the court.

The latter portion of the course looks at two areas of Law: criminal law and the Law of Tort.

The criminal law section looks at non-fatal offences including ABH & GBH and appropriate punishments.

The civil law area looks at the growing area of negligence. We investigate what it is and what are the consequences if negligence is proven.

Much of the work in class is about working out legal problems, discussing current legal issues, investigating the law, where it comes from, how it is applied and how it affects us all.

 

Entry requirements

 

 

5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English and maths. A GCSE in a humanities subject is preferred.

 

Assessment

 

 

Paper 1: Essay questions. A choice of three from eight essays. - 50% of total mark

Paper 2: Problem questions. Two multipart questions - 50% of the total mark.

 

Future opportunities

 

This course prepares people for degrees in Law, Business, Criminology, Psychology and Sociology. These may lead to careers in Law, Education, Business, Local Government and Management.

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Havelock Academy directly.

Last updated date: 03 June 2015

Key information

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

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