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A Level Law at The De La Salle Academy

Course description

Law is one of the cornerstones of British society. It determines the life of every citizen and plays a major role in the correct functioning of the country. The study of law is a fascinating insight in to how our country functions. It is ever changing and adapting to ne situations but follows a tradition which stretches back hundreds of years. Students gain an awareness of the structure, personnel and functions of the English legal system. The course follows the path from the birth of English law in parliament and elsewhere, through the implementation of the law by the police and the courts, to a specialism in one of three areas of the law, Criminal, Contract and Tort. Students experience what it is like to be a solicitor, Barrister or Judge through the various scenarios that need to be answered in the exam paper.

Course content

G151: The English Legal System Candidates will have an appreciation of the principles underlying the English Legal System. Areas of focus are civil courts, criminal courts, criminal process, penal system, the Legal Profession, lay people and the provision of legal services.

G152: Sources of Law Candidates will have an appreciation of the principles underlying the English Legal System. Areas of focus are the doctrine of precedent, legislation, European Union law and law reform.

G153: Criminal Law Candidates will understand the principles of criminal law and develop critical awareness of criminal law in relation to specific crimes and defences. Areas of focus are the principles of criminal liability, attempted crimes, offences against the person, general defences, non-fatal offences against the person and offences against property.

G154: Criminal Law Special Study

G155: Contract Law Candidates will understand the principles of the law of contract including the principles of freedom to contract, supporting commercial transactions and consumer protection. Areas of focus are the formation of a contract, the contents of a contract, privity of contract, vitiating factors and discharge of contracts.

G156: Law of Contract Special Study

G157: Law of Torts Candidates will understand the principles of the law of torts and the range of interests that they are designed to protect and have an awareness of the significance of tortious principles. Areas of focus are negligence, occupiers’ liability, defences, vicarious liability, torts connected to land, liability for animals and trespass to the person.

G158: Law of Torts Special Study

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The De La Salle Academy directly.

Last updated date: 26 June 2015

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