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A Level Law at The Ridings Federation Winterbourne International Academy

Course description

Anyone who is interested in studying law further at degree level, entering the legal profession or just interested in finding out more about how the English Legal System works and areas of law that are found in everyday life.

Lawyers apply the rules of law to various situations logically and objectively and put forward arguments to support the cases they have chosen to apply. Being able to use case law authority is a skill that will be learnt as well as the ability to critically analyse the current law and proposals for change.

AS: The first module, ‘Law Making and the Legal System’, develops knowledge and understanding of sources of law and the legal system, together with an evaluation of its operation and performance. It includes delegated legislation, statutory interpretation and judicial precedent, civil courts and alternative dispute resolution, criminal courts and lay people (magistrates and juries).

The second module, ‘The Concept of Liability’, introduces substantive law and requires simple application of aspects of criminal and civil law. It includes non-fatal offences against the person (assault and battery, ABH, wounding and GBH and wounding and GBH with intent) criminal court procedures and sentencing; liability in negligence (duty, breach and damage) civil court procedures and damages.

A2: The first module provides a good grounding in knowledge and evaluation of criminal law (offences against the person). It includes the non-fatal offences, murder, voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter and the defences.

The second module includes the law of tort and investigation into the concepts of the law. It includes medical negligence, consumer protection, psychiatric injury, pure economic loss, nuisance, Rylands v Fletcher, vicarious liability and defences. The concepts include law and morals, law and justice, fault, balancing conflicting interests and judicial creativity.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Ridings Federation Winterbourne International Academy directly.

Last updated date: 14 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years