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Law A Level at Monkwearmouth Sixth Form College

Course description

This course aims to give an excellent introduction for students who want to read law at university or start a legal apprenticeship. It demystifies the law. Universities recognise the advantages of A Level Law and the old view that it should not be studied has long since faded away. The OCR course has been developed following the advice of teachers, students and universities.

Course content

A Level Law covers a wide range of subject content including: the legal system, law making, criminal law, the law of tort, the nature of law and a choice of human rights law or the law of contract. Students in Year 12 follow the OCR Law H015 specification and the H415 specification in Year 13 (http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-a-level-gce-law-h015-h415-from-2017/#as-level ). All components are examined at the end of the two year programme.

Year 12

Year 13

       

The Legal System

The Nature of Law

Law Making

Contract Law or Human Rights

Criminal Law

All topics from year 12 in further detail

The Law of Tort

 

Entry requirements

In order to be considered for this course, you will Have 5 GCSE’s grade A*-C or 5-9. A grade 6 or above in GCSE English or English Literature would be desirable.

Assessment

There are 3 exams lasting 2 hours for the A Level law Course and all are taken at the end of Year 13.

http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/315216-specification-accredited-a-level-gce-law-h415.pdf

Content Overview

Assessment Overview

The legal system

25 marks out of 100

Criminal law

75 marks out of 100

The legal system and criminal

Law (01)

100 marks

2 hour paper

33⅓%

of total

A level

Law making

25 marks out of 100

The law of tort

75 marks out of 100

Law making and the law of tort (02)

100 marks

2 hour paper

33⅓%

of total

A level

The Nature of Law

25 marks out of 100

Human rights law or

The law of contract

75 marks out of 100

Further law (03)

(including option of human rights law or law of contract)

100 marks

2 hour paper

33⅓%

of total

A level

Future opportunities

Law can lead to a range of career opportunities as it gives you the opportunities to learn both subject specific and transferable skills. If you are interested in becoming a solicitor, barrister or legal executive, having a career in business or a career in politics or government, this could be a good starting point to gain essential knowledge and skills. Some learners will go on to pursue a legal career of which there are various routes available. Information on the different routes into the profession are available by visiting https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/job-sectors/law-sector

Further information on legal careers and alternative career routes can also be found at https://www.lawsociety.org.uk/careers/becoming-a-solicitor/alternative-careers/

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Monkwearmouth Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 21 February 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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