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Law AS & A Level at Biddenham Upper School and Sports College

Course description

Law aims to provide grounding in the main principles and development of English Law; a knowledge and understanding of the structure, personnel and functions of the English Legal System, the Criminal Law and a critical awareness of the changing nature of Law in society. It is advisable for anyone who is considering a career in law, to study law so that they can make an informed choice about their career.

Course content

The Law course is designed to give you a clear view of the English Legal System (AS) and Criminal Law (A2). You will be given class notes, your teacher will deliver the main aspects of each topic, and you will be expected to undertake individual and group work based on the teacher’s delivery. This may involve carrying out more detailed research.

There will be a variety of methods to deliver the subject. There will be lectures, question and answer sessions, individual task work, group work, discussions, roleplay, student presentations, timed exam questions and mock exams. Much of the information will be reproduced in diagrammatic form to make learning easier. You will be expected to make your own comprehensive revision notes, you will have to read a lot to reinforce your knowledge and understanding, apply the law to problems and issues; carry out independent research, willingly contribute to class discussions and activities and be committed to hard work.

Entry requirements

  • English GCSE at grade C or above.

OR

  • Law GCSE at grade C or above.

OR

  • History GCSE at grade C or above.

Assessment

Assessment is based on two external examinations for the AS and a further two for the A2. There is no coursework and examinations are sat in May (AS) and June (A2).

Financial information

Students will be expected to purchase an up to date textbook and revision guides. In addition, we may visit the local and central London law courts, the Houses of Parliament and attend conferences organised by the exam board.

Future opportunities

A large majority of our students go onto to study Law at university. The study of Law at A level allows students to make an informed choice about whether a career in the law is the right option for them. Those students who go onto to study other subjects at university have through the study of law developed essential skills to equip them for higher education.
Law graduates go on to train as solicitors or barristers or alternatively find employment in most areas – legal, local government, public sector, administration, business, personnel, banking, retail, tourism, etc.

Further information

Course contact: Mrs K Saggu, kuldip.saggu@biddenham.beds.sch.uk

Exam board information: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/law/alevel/law2160

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Biddenham Upper School and Sports College directly.

Last updated date: 04 November 2016

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