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Law A Level at Herne Bay High School

Course description

Studying Law gives students an understanding of the role of Law in today's society and raises their awareness of the rights and responsibilities of individuals. By learning about legal rules and how and why they apply to real life, students also develop their analytical ability, decision making, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. All these skills are highly sought after by higher education and employers.

This course provides grounding in the main principles of English Law and their development. It enables students to develop knowledge, understanding and critical awareness of the structure, personnel and functions of the English Legal System, Criminal Law and the Law of Tort. In year 2 students will study Contract Law.

 

 

Entry requirements

2 Year Course - Normally 5 GCSE grades in the range of 9-4, including Maths (Minimum Grade 4) and English (minimum Grade 5)

 

Assessment

English Legal System. Areas of focus are civil courts, criminal courts, criminal process, penal system, the Legal Profession, lay people and the provision of legal services. Students will gain an appreciation of the principles and cases in Criminal Law.

Nature of law and the English Legal System and the Law of Tort - Students will gain an appreciation of the principles underlying the English Legal System. Areas of focus are the doctrine of precedent, legislation, European Law and law reform. Introduction to the Law of Tort with a key focus on negligence.

Nature of law and the English Legal System and Contract Law - Students will continue to deepen their knowledge of the Nature of Law and the English Legal System. Contract law will form a key focus for Paper 3.

Future opportunities

You could take this course with other Advanced level courses to prepare for higher education in areas of law, business studies, politics and more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to law such as a Lawyer, Solicitor or Barrister. The course will also help you develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many other employers across lots of industries are looking for.

Further information

To continue studies into Year 13 students will need to achieve the required threshold in the end of year assessments along with Head of Department approval.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Herne Bay High School directly.

Last updated date: 04 July 2018
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    • Herne Bay High is a highly successful, innovative school that prides itself on its culture of high expectations and traditional values, particularly relating to respect, discipline and behaviour. We are passionate about supporting every child to achieve their full academic potential, whilst developing our students into responsible, mature and confident young people.

      The curriculum will be the principal means whereby students’ entitlement to a broad and relevant education can be fulfilled. Statutory requirements , including those relating to the National Curriculum, will be observed and implemented; the School will strive to provide all our students with a challenging and engaging educational experience tailored to their abilities and interests at KS3 and a personalised KS4 and sixth form experience. Our focus is to equip our students with the requisite skills and knowledge to flourish in our rapidly changing world.

      The School is not only an educational community of adults and young people but also an important part of the local community. The awareness of students to both of these features will be encouraged; the ethos of the School will be directed to this end.

      Herne Bay High will strive for excellence and high quality provision in all aspects of the curriculum, students learning, progress and development. Young people need to complete their period of schooling with high self-esteem, confidence, wider horizons and a range of appropriate qualifications, skills and personal attributes.

      Little of this can be achieved by students without hard work, the desire to learn, enjoyment, care for one another and creative, co-operative endeavour; this the School aims to achieve with all members of the School community.