Law AS Level at Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy
In Unit 1 you will learn about the sources of law including legislation and Parliament and the influence of the media and pressure groups on law making. You will also cover the way disputes are solved in criminal and civil law examining the courts and the personnel in the courts such as magistrates and juries. In Unit 2 you will learn the non-fatal offences against the person in criminal law and the tort of negligence in civil law. You will learn the skill of legal analysis so that you can use your knowledge of law to decide liability in case studies.
AS Unit 1: Law Making and the Legal System
AS Unit 2: The Concept of Liability
The course will be delivered by a number of methods including presentations by the teacher, teacher led discussion, student research and group work. Comprehensive handouts and exercises are provided throughout.
A grade ‘B’ at GCSE English and an average point score of 6 or greater is required for entry onto this course.
Formative assessment during the course will occur informally in class, through your class work and homework and through topic tests.
Summative assessment will be by two exams each of 1 hour and 30 minutes. Each is worth 50 % of the AS-Level course. Unit 1 will be taken in January and Unit 2 in June.
Students who achieve a grade ‘D’ or better can progress to A2 Law.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy directly.