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Law at City of Norwich School

Course description

This course has been selected because it has a modern approach and attempts to view Law within its social context..Approach

A variety of learning methods are used in class. These can involve group work, lessons, student seminars, supported self study and the use of video and internet materials and presentation. Discussion is highly valued. Guest speakers, such as Barristers and Magistrates visit the school.

During the course, visits may be made to the Houses of Parliament and also to the Magistrates and Crown Courts and the Employment Tribunal. These have proved popular and instructive.

There is a wealth of legal material available every day in the press and on television and radio. Students are encouraged to "keep up" with current affairs. The course should take the mystery out of the law and can provide a foundation for those who wish to proceed into legal careers or a fund of basic knowledge with which the ordinary citizen can understand the workings of our legal system.


The course provides a useful introduction to Law

In the first year students will complete two Units. The first year of the course is of interest to any future citizen as it deals with issues relating to how our legal system is run and can be taken as a qualification in its own right.Unit 1 - Law Making and the Legal SystemThis considers how Parliament makes law and how the judges interpret and apply the law. It examines the other institutions which can make laws. It also considers the people and institutions concerned with civil and criminal cases including the courts, the legal profession, judges, juries and magistrates consideration is given to other ways of solving civil disputes.

Unit 2 - The Concept of Liability

This looks at the law in practice and considers non-fatal criminal offences such as assault and grievous bodily harm as well as civil liability for injuries, i.e. the requirement to pay compensation for loss caused by negligence. Students study the Law and learn to apply it to different scenarios.


In Year 2 two further Units are followed to complete Advanced Level.Unit 3 - CRIMINAL LAW, including murder and manslaughter and possible defences such as intoxication, self defence and consent.

Unit 4 - TORT LAW relating to aspects of the Tort of Negligence such as psychiatric injury, Occupier’s Liability and Nuisance. This unit also looks back across the complete course and investigates notions such as morality, justice and the role of fault in our legal system

Entry requirements

A minimum requirement of 3 x A*-B and 3 x A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Mathematics to study 4 A’ levels. A minimum requirement of 5 x A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Mathematics to study 3 A’ levels with directed time. A minimum requirement of a B grade in English Language or Mathematics GCSE for students who wish to study English Literature and Further Mathematics respectively. Other Level 2 qualifications are not accepted as GCSE equivalences.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Norwich School directly.

Last updated date: 26 June 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years