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Law AS/A2 at Trinity School

Course description

Studying Law gives students an understanding of the role of Law in today's society and an awareness of the rights and responsibilities of individuals. It gives students the opportunity to develop analytical ability, critical thinking skills and problem-solving capabilities through the application of legal rules. It will also help to develop skills of selection and decision making.

Course content

Year 1 (Year 12) - Unit 1: Law Making and the Legal System, Criminal Courts and Lay People, Statutory interpretation, Judicial precedent

Unit 2: The Concept of Liability, Criminal Law: Actus reus and mens rea, non-fatal offences, sentencing and criminal court procedure.

Civil Law: The tort of negligence, damages, civil court procedure.

Year 2 (Year 13) -Unit 3: Criminal Law (Offences against the Person). Non-fatal offences, murder, loss of control, diminished responsibility, intoxication, consent, self-defence, insanity, automatism, critical evaluation of non-fatal offences, defences and murder.

Unit 4: Criminal Law (Offences against Property). Theft, robbery, burglary, criminal damage, fraud, making off, obtaining services dishonestly, blackmail, duress, self-defence, intoxication. Concepts of Law: Judicial Creativity, Law and Morals,Law and Justice.

Entry requirements

Students should ideally have at least a grade C in GCSE English.


Year 1 -Unit 1: 90 minute written exam

Unit 2: 90 minute written exam


Year 2 - Unit 3: 90 minute written exam

Unit 4: 120 minute written exam

Assessments for learning also take place on a regular basis within lessons.

Future opportunities

Many students who study AQA A-level Law go on to study Law at undergraduate level at university. It also provides students with skills that are transferable to the study of other subjects at university or in the workplace.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Trinity School directly.

Last updated date: 03 November 2016
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