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Law AS Level (AQA) at Hackney Community College

Course description

On the AS law programme you will learn the process of how laws are created in the UK by parliament and the judiciary, the role of the judge and jury in a Criminal Court case as well as examining how disputes are resolved and the people involved in the different forms of dispute resolution. You will explore criminal and civil liability and be introduced to the law of negligence and will gain practical knowledge of how to bring an action for personal injury against an employer or a supermarket. You will also learn about criminal sanctions and civil remedies.

Course content

You will learn through a variety of activities including: class debates and discussions, production of mini films about legal cases and issues, class presentations, mock trials, trips to Snaresbrook Crown Court, The Old Bailey, The Royal Courts of Justice and guest speakers from the legal field. You will also undertake legal research exercises and there are regular homework assignments and exam question practice. You will also be supported through Voluntary support workshops throughout the year.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs grade A-C, including a minimum grade C in GCSE English language. Other qualifications (including overseas equivalents), will be considered.


A Level courses comprise two parts, leading to AS examinations at the end of the first year, followed by A2 examinations at the end of the second year. The exams take place in either Winter/Summer. Assessment is entirely by examination.

Financial information

·         16-18 year-olds do not have to pay tuition fees on FE courses

·         many 16-18 year-olds may be eligible to receive a bursary

·         many 16-18 year-olds can receive a Free College Meals pass (depending on eligibility)

·         Transport for London student travel cards are available.

·         Re-sits, CRB fees and other incidental costs are to be paid when due.

Future opportunities

A2 Level Law.

Further information

Before you start your lessons, you’ll take part in induction sessions, where you’ll meet other students and find out all about the support that’s available to you. This includes learning about the Virtual Learning Environment, tutorials and the campus facilities. All students can receive free, confidential and impartial advice on things like: your next step in education or your career, finance, housing, health, immigration, benefit claims, legal problems, sexual health, drugs, staying safe, personal / emotional concerns and other issues. As a student of HCC Sixth Form, you are entitled to additional learning support if you need it. For many students additional support is provided on a one-to-one basis or in small groups. This is very beneficial to your learning as it is a mechansim by which you can develop your literacy and numeracy skills and so improve your chances of success on the course. Subject specific workshops are available after the October half term as one hour sessions per week to assist and support your learning.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hackney Community College directly.

Last updated date: 13 April 2016
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