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Law A Level at Caroline Chisholm School

Course description

Unit 1 of the AS qualification focuses on the legal system, including the nature of law, the civil and criminal courts and the legal profession. Learners will also develop knowledge and understanding of criminal law and the skills to apply their legal knowledge to scenario‐based situations involving non‐fatal offences against the person, such as assault and battery, ABH and GBH. Unit 2 focuses on law making in England and Wales as well as the European Union. Learners will study law making methods and their underpinning concepts. This unit also provides an introduction to civil liability while focusing on the rules of tort, liability in negligence, occupiers’ liability and remedies.
A Level
The A level course explores all the content addressed in the AS level, but requires the students to show a greater depth of analysis as well as more complex application skills. In addition, Unit 3 focuses on the nature of law and learners will explore how the law interacts with society, technology, morality and justice. Subject studies will include the relationship between law and morals as well as the legal issues surrounding privacy, data protection and cyber‐crime.

Unit 3 also focuses on human rights, including their nature, protection and constitutional position under UK law. Specific rights such as the right to liberty and security, the right to a fair trial, the right to respect for family and private life and the right to freedom of expression are explored in detail. Learners will develop knowledge and understanding of human rights law, the skills to apply their legal knowledge to scenario‐based situations and gain a critical awareness of the present state of human rights law.


Course content

Unit 1
The Legal System and Criminal law
Unit 2
Law Making and the Law of Tort
Unit 3
The Nature of Law and Human Rights Law

Entry requirements

GCSE English Language or Literature: Grade 5 is preferred

Students should also have a keen interest in legal issues.


Teaching will comprise a range of whole class discussion, mock trials, small group debates and extensive research opportunities.

Future opportunities

A level Law is recognised by Higher and Further Education providers and valued by employers. Many students who study law at A level go on to study it at University. Of the 36 year 13 students studying law this year, 26 of them have applied to do law at university, while 2014 saw our first A level law student accepted to study Jurisprudence at Cambridge University. Related careers also include journalism, human resources and local government.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Caroline Chisholm School directly.

Last updated date: 01 February 2017
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