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Law at Beechwood Sacred Heart School

Course description

What kind of student would enjoy this course?

This course will appeal to someone with an enquiring mind, an interest in current affairs and a willingness to have an informed opinion on issues. You should be prepared to undertake background reading and learn some technical legal language. As you will be expected to write essays in A2 you need a reasonable command of English. There is no coursework.

What will I study?

You will gain essential insights into the way society is run and the way decisions are made which affect us all:

How laws are made in this country and by whom (Parliament and the judiciary)

Who applies and enforces the law (police, lawyers) What happens in court (civil and criminal)

What constitutes criminal liability (in detail at A2)

The nature of various offences such as murder, assault and theft (A2)

What defences there are to these crimes (A2)

What skills will I learn?

You will learn how to summarise, analyse and criticise information. Essay writing and problem solving will help you to express yourself in writing, clearly and persuasively. Discussion work will develop your confidence and enable you to simplify complex and technical language.

What could I do at the end of my course?

You will have access to a wide range of career and higher education options. Law supports studies in science and humanities based courses, providing evidence of a wide-ranging knowledge and broad interests.

Further information

**Please DO NOT try to apply via UCAS Progress as your application may not be received**

To apply to Beechwood Sacred Heart School, please contact the registrar.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Beechwood Sacred Heart School directly.

Last updated date: 03 December 2015
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    • Founded in 1915, it is situated on the outskirts of Royal Tunbridge Wells in 23 acres of beautiful grounds. Handsome buildings and very good modern facilities. A friendly, family school which has all the advantages of being small. Beechwood is a co-educational day and boarding school with an equal balnace of boys and girls. It is a Roman Catholic foundation which welcomes all denominations. An excellent, broad general curriculum is provided and examination results and value added measures are strong given the non-selective intake of the school. A good range of sport, games, societies and clubs. Strong commitment to the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme. Full use is made of the cultural amenities of the town and of London.