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Law at Teign Academy

Course description

Students study two modules during their AS year. These serve as an introduction to Law and are essential in the understanding for A2 and University study.

English Legal System This unit is based on areas of knowledge and understanding of the English legal system. Students will gain knowledge and understanding of aspects of the law, for example civil and criminal courts; police powers; the penal system and the judiciary.This unit is concerned only with the law applicable in England and Wales, which includes the impact of European Union law on domestic law and legal institutions. Sources of Law This unit is based on areas of knowledge and understanding of the English legal system. Students will gain a knowledge and understanding of precedent; legislation; 

European Union law and law reform. This unit again is concerned only with the law applicable in England and Wales, which includes the impact of European Union law on domestic law and legal institutions. Description of Course Content - A2 The A2 course builds on the areas studied at AS level to develop students’ knowledge and understanding to a greater depth. Students again study two modules in Criminal Law and a Criminal Law Special Study. In the A2 year a Criminal Law module is followed and this includes an in depth look at the law relating to murder and manslaughter as well as non-fatal offences such as assault and battery. It also includes offences against property such as theft. Students will also gain an appreciation of criminal law in a modern society.

Criminal Law Special Study This unit is based on pre-released materials: a special study booklet sent out to centres at the beginning of the course, which provides a starting point for study of the topics set. Each booklet contains source material, such as extracts from judgements or Acts of Parliament or academic articles on a specific area of criminal law. Students will then analyse this and use legal method and reasoning in order to draw conclusions.

Entry requirements

You should have 5A* - C grades at GCSE (Grade B or higher in BVC and English is essential).

Assessment

AS: One 2 hour exam on the English Legal System and one 1 hour exam on Sources of Law A2: One 2 hour exam on Criminal Law and one 1.5 hour exam on Criminal Law Special Study

Future opportunities

Many A Level law students progress on to university, often to study law in greater depth. This can lead on to a range of careers within the law. An A level law student may also choose not to go to university but study to be a Legal Executive with a law firm and progress through the ILEX route. Law is a useful subject to study for any career and the skills learned can be applied in a range of occupations.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Teign Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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