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Stafford Manor High School Law A Level AQA (Block D) at The Stafford Partnership

Course description

Overview

The course offers an excellent grounding in Law, especially for those who may already have half an eye on a possible legal career. Law is also a subject which is respected by many educational institutions and employers. Studying law combines academic rigour with practical relevance.

Together with lessons, there are many ways in which students can learn law. Following current affairs and cases will highlight what is taught in class. During the course students undergo a number of personal tutorials to monitor progress. To supplement this, court and prison visits have been arranged in the past.

 

Course content

  1. The nature of Law and the English Legal System

This involves a detailed analysis of the types of laws in England and Wales, as well as some of the law making institutions, e.g. parliament and the courts. It moves on to ‘dispute solving’ and considers in detail the people involved in justice such as the the legal profession, judges and magistrates. This provides a strong foundation for further legal studies.

 

  1. Criminal Law

This involves a detailed study of particular criminal offences such as Murder, blackmail and robbery and the application of legal rules to factual situations.

 

  1. Tort

This involves a detailed study of particular torts such as Negligence, nuisance and occupier’s liability and the application of legal rules to factual situations.

 

  1. Human Rights Law

 

This involves a detailed study of particular criminal offences such as the right to life, liberty and freedom of expression and the application of legal rules to factual situations.

Entry requirements

The standard entry criteria to study in the sixth form is an 9-4 or A*-C in at least seven different subjects, including mathematics which would usually be at grade 4 or above (equivalent to grade C in previous years).

Assessment

100% EXAM

 

A combination of multiple choice, short and long questions

Financial information

Purchase of a textbook is optional but advised. The cost is approximately £20.

Future opportunities

This course will help prepare students for higher education. It is particularly useful if you are considering a career in Law, Criminology, Accountancy, Business Management, or other professional careers.

Further information

Please contact Mrs C Booth

 

c.booth@chetwynd.staffs.sch.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: 19 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: 12DChLW1

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