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Law AS & A Level at Christ The King Catholic High School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

DUring the first year you will study a variety of legal topics. The first is concerned with how laws are made and the legal system, covering issues such as statutory interpretation, judicial precedent, the role of the courts, judges, the legal profession and juries. 

Unit 2 is based on the concept of liability with particular reference to criminal liability and includes, studying  crimes as actual and grievous bodily harm. Students will also study the Tort of Negligence, looking at negligence, duty of care and damages.

A further two units are studied in second year. The first is concerned with crimial law offences against the person including murder, manslaughter, theft, burglary, robbery and criminal defences.

The second unit is split into two parts. The first is concerned with offences against property and includes theft, robbery, burglary fraud and criminal damage.

The second is theory based looking at concepts of law, including morality, Judicial creativity and fault.

Entry requirements

Route 1 - Grade B in History or English Literature

Route 2 - Grade B in History or English Literature

Route 3 - Not available

Assessment

The examinations will be a mixture of essay and problem solving exercises. 

Future opportunities

The study or Law at advanced level provides an excellent background for those wishing to pursue a law degree and a career in law. It can also lead to a wide range of careers including the Probation Service, teaching, journalism, the police and the public services amongst many others. A number of students go straight into legal employment after A Level law, in the police, or in a solicitors firm. A Level law will give you exemption from the Introduction to Law unit on the ILEX Professional Diploma in Law for those seeking to gain employment as a legal executive. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Christ The King Catholic High School and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 09 January 2017
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