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Law at Dudley Sixth

Course description

To provide you with a broad appreciation and a general concept of law and its functions within society in the United Kingdom. The study of A level law will also develop your analytical, creative thinking and evaluative skills.

Course content

Component 1 - The Legal System and Criminal Law Section A: The Legal System

This section focuses on the civil and criminal courts, the legal professions and access to justice. You will develop knowledge and understanding of the processes and people involved in the law and the changing nature of the legal system. 

Section B: Criminal Law

This section focuses on the rules and general elements of criminal law and provides an introduction to criminal liability through the study of offences against the person and offences against property. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of criminal law and the skills to apply your legal knowledge to scenario-based situations. Your evaluative skills will be developed by being able to demonstrate a critical awareness of the present state of criminal law.

Component 2 – Law Making and the Law of Tort Section A: Law making

This section focuses on law making and law reform in England and Wales as well as the European Union. You will study law making methods and their underpinning concepts. You will develop an understanding of legal method and reasoning as used by lawyers and the judiciary. Topics covered include Parliamentary law making, Judicial Precedent, Delegated Legislation, Statutory Interpretation and European Law as well as Law reform bodies.

Section B: The Law of Tort 

This section focuses on the rules of Tort liability in negligence, occupiers’ liability and remedies. It provides an introduction to civil liability. You will develop knowledge and understanding of the law of Tort and the skills to apply your legal knowledge to scenario-based situations. Your evaluative skills will be developed by being able to demonstrate a critical awareness of the present state of the law of Tort. Law 52

Component 3 – Further Law Section A: The Nature of Law 

This compulsory section focuses on the nature of law. You will explore the nature of law in a wider context and develop your understanding of how the law interacts with society, technology, morality and justice. You will be expected to bring together the different areas of knowledge and understanding of the English legal system and the nature of law, legal rules and principles, concepts and issues from across the full course of study.

Section B: The Law of Contract 

This option focuses on the central elements of contract law from the formation of contracts to their enforcement. You will develop knowledge and understanding of the law of contract, the skills to apply your legal knowledge to scenario-based situations. Your evaluative skills will be developed by being able to demonstrate a critical awareness of the present state of the law of contract.

Entry requirements

You will require a grade 6 in English and a grade B in another humanities subject (e.g. history), in addition to the general entry requirements.

Assessment

Written examinations.

Financial information

Studying at Dudley Sixth is free of charge, but if other costs are a barrier to you studying with us, we aim to help you to access financial support. Examples of support that could be available include:

Bursary fund

Students aged 16-18 attending a full-time further education course can apply for help with college related costs to the 16-18 Bursary Fund. More information about the 16-18 Bursary can be found at the website: www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/ or call 01384 363 555.

Care to Learn

Students aged under 20 needing help with childcare may be eligible for help with costs. More information is available from http://www.dfes.gov.uk/caretolearn or call 0300 303 8610.

Free meals

The government has introduced a new scheme to provide free meals for eligible learners in Further Education. The purpose of this new scheme is to enable students who claim benefits or live with parents/guardians who claim benefits to access a healthy meal whilst at college without the cost becoming a burden. Call 01384 363 555 for more details.

Learner support fund

If you're 19 before you finish your studies then help is available through the Learner Support Fund (19+) which provides means-tested grants to help students aged 19+ with any additional costs of studying. Call 01384 363 555 for more details.

Free Bus Pass

If you are 16-18, and a student of Dudley Sixth, you will be eligible* for a free bus pass, as long as you live one mile away or further from where we are based, and are not already in receipt of other financial support.

*Students with disabilities who are unable to access public transport may still be able to receive help.

If you have costs other than those mentioned here, which make it difficult for you to start or complete a course, you should still apply for help.

Future opportunities

Legal careers: solicitors, barrister, trading standards, mediator. A degree in business or a business related subject. Whatever your choice of career GCE A level will be a bonus rather than a barrier to employment.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 09 February 2017
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    • Contact name:
    • Student Services
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 0800 783 6095
    • Email address:
    • info@dudleysixth.co.uk

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