Law AS/A2 at Trinity School
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.
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.
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.
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.