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Law A Level at Fairfax School

Course description

This subject enables students to develop their analytical and critical thinking skills. Studying Law develops students’ problem solving skills through the application of legal rules, together with an understanding of legal method and reasoning. These skills provide excellent preparation for those students who wish to progress to degree level study or pursue a wide range of careers.

Course content


- The nature of law and the English Legal System including; judicial precedent, parliamentary law making, statutory interpretation, legal personnel, access to justice and funding
- Criminal law including; elements of law (AR and MR) and nonfatal offences
- The law of tort including; fault, liability and remedy


- The nature of law and the English Legal System including; law and morality and law and justice
- Criminal law including; the theory of criminal law, fatal offences against the person, property offences and defences
- The law of tort including; nuisance and the escape of dangerous things, vicarious liability, defences and remedies
- Contract law including; elements needed, contract terms, exclusions and remedies

Entry requirements

The step up to the sixth form from Key Stage 4 provides an exciting challenge. It requires a successful academic record and a genuine interest and motivation in learning. We are proud of our reputation for being an inclusive sixth form with outstanding results. We work very hard with our prospective students to ensure they are enrolled in courses that are entirely appropriate to their abilities and interests.

Applicants will need to have at least a Grade 4 in English and Mathematics and an additional 3 GCSE grades A*-C

- There are also subject specific requirements which can be found in the Sixth Form prospectus. 
- Internal applicants who meet the minimum academic entrance requirements will be offered a place automatically (subject to individual subject requirements and availability of courses). 
- All successful applicants will be required to sign a sixth form code of conduct in recognition of the Academy’s expectations of sixth form students in terms of their behaviour, punctuality and attendance.

Fairfax students unlikely to meet these requirements should seek advice from their Head of Year, the school careers adviser or the Director of Sixth Form about possible options available to them.


Two examinations

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 August 2017
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