LAW AS/A2 Level at The Helena Romanes School and Sixth Form Centre
Students taking AS Law find the subject fast moving and enjoyable. They say that the course can take a while to understand but any grey areas can be discussed in lessons and clarified. Then, of course, a topic can be read for homework to reinforce classroom learning. It is an interesting and rewarding subject to study.
Unit 1 English Legal System
Court Process, Criminal & Civil
Police Powers, Aims of Sentencing
Lawyers – Barristers & Solicitors
Judges, Juries, magistrates. Crown Prosecution
Services and role of DPP
Unit 2 Sources of Law
Statutory Interpretation, Separation of Powers,
Delegated Legislation. Parliamentary Sovereignty.
Judicial Precedent. Law Reform.
Unit 3 Criminal Law
Elements of a Crime. Principles of Criminal Law.
Murder. Voluntary and involuntary manslaughter.
Inchoate crimes. Offences Against the Person. Theft. Criminal Damage. General Defences
Unit 4 Special Study Paper
The Study of a specific area of criminal law currently:
In order to study Law at A Level you must have achieved 5 GCSEs A* - C.
Including a B grade in English Language and English Literature.
Last year over half the cohort applied to University to study law. Having studied Law at university, students can specialise in training as a solicitor or barrister. However, there are many other routes to explore.
Employers like students who know something about the law, so a student who has studied Law is in a strong position to pursue a career in retailing, banking, financial services, accountancy and other paralegal work such as mediation and conveyancing, or work within the Criminal Justice System
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Helena Romanes School and Sixth Form Centre directly.