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Law A2 at Queensbury School

Course description

This is a fascinating subject which will help you to develop an understanding of how the law is made and operates in the UK.  If you feel strongly about concepts of justice and equality then you will find this a rewarding course.  The course will help you learn about your rights and responsibilities in society.  You might want to choose law because it is an interesting course which will help you develop transferable skills such as analysis and problem-solving.

 

For the past two years our law students have also gone on a 3 day law visit to London.  Staying at the London School of Economics university accommodation, some of the activities on the visits have included:-

 

A workshop, guided tour of the Houses of Parliament and meeting with the Bradford MP Gerry Sutcliffe;

A workshop at the Guardian Newspaper where, in addition, they will have an opportunity to speak with

representatives from their legal team ;

A workshop by the CBBC’s legal team regarding careers and legal work at the BBC as well as a tour of the

Television Centre;

A tour of the Inner Temples and a discussion of the career routes into becoming a barrister;

A visit to the Royal Courts of Justice;

A tour and discussion of the role of the Supreme Courts;

A trip on the Millennium Eye;

A show at a West End Theatre

 

Course content

UNIT 1 Law Making and the Legal System

Section A : Law Making – Parliamentary law making, Delegated legislation, Statutory interpretation, Judicial precedent.  Section B:  The Legal System – The civil courts and other forms of dispute resolution, The criminal courts and lay people, the legal profession and other sources of advice and funding, the judiciary.

 

UNIT 2 The concept of liability

Introduction to criminal law, offences against the person, criminal procedure, sentencing.  Students study the Law of Tort.

 

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of 5 A*-C grades (or equivalent) at GCSE including at least a grade B in GCSE English and a grade C in the related subject.

 

To progress onto the second year, you need to gain at least an E grade from the first year.

 

 

Assessment

Students will be assessed through a written examination for each unit studied.

 

Future opportunities

This is ideal to be taken alongside Accountancy, Business, Mathematics and Humanities subjects such as History, English, Psychology and Sociology.  A GCE in Law will enhance your chances of being accepted into university, either to take a law degree, a social science or business degree, or any other course of study.  So whether you want a career in the law, or in other areas like education, human resources, finance or business, A Level Law can really open doors for you.

 

 

Further information

Please contact Ms Hussain for further details.

 

 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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