Law A Level at Herne Bay High School
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.
2 Year Course - Normally 5 GCSE grades in the range of 9-4, including Maths (Minimum Grade 4) and English (minimum Grade 5)
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.
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.
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.