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Law A Level at Ralph Thoresby School

Course description

The OCR specification introduces students to basic legal framework and processes with special reference to criminal law. Pupils study the logic behind legal thinking. Discussion/ debate of the legal issues are vital as is being aware of topical legal issues. It is a practical subject in that it governs all daily life and is constantly adapting to and developing within modern society.

This course provides excellent preparation for university studies. Activities will  include having a solicitor as a law mentor, court visits, examining legal cases, visits from magistrates, lawyers and a variety of law related personnel.

Course content

At A Level  - criminal law including: principles of criminal law, homicide and defences, theft and related offences, non-fatal offences, defences in the law.

Entry requirements

A-Level Law 6+ GCSE English Language 

Assessment

Law GCE is assessed through 4 written papers, 2 for the AS qualification and 2 additional papers for the A2 award. AS is 200 marks and A2 is the same making the final mark/grade out of 400. It is the OCR Exam Board Specification.

 

A2 Modules:

50% of Full A Level - Two papers are taken:

Criminal Law

Criminal Law Special Study Paper

Future opportunities

Law is a highly regarded A level, which promotes progression to full H.E./ career opportunities as well as preparing potential law students for the academic rigour necessary for a degree in law.

It provides grounding for many professional qualifications/ businesses most of  which have integral law component. The course also deals with the Human Rights Act and European Union Law both of which are basic to most professional fields. Previous students have gone on to pursue their legal studies at many universities, including Oxbridge, and taken up careers in wideranging career fields including both the private and public sectors.

Further information

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Please contact Ms Ullah for more details:

Ullah.zuh@elawnswood.co.uk 

 

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 17 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Web url: www.ocr.org.uk

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