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A level Law at Garforth Academy

Course description

Law is a fascinating subject that is extremely current and constantly evolving. The course will allow you to develop knowledge and understanding of the English legal system, the nature of law and both private and public law. You will develop an understanding of legal method and reasoning through the study of statutory interpretation and judical precedent.

Course content

Unit 01: The Legal system and Criminal Law

Section A: The legal system focuses on civil and criminal courts, the legal professions, and access to justice. Students develop knowledge and understanding of the processes and people involved in the law and the changing nature of the legal system. They will gain a critical awareness of the legal system.

Section B: Criminal law focuses on the rules and general elements of criminal law, criminal liability, offences against the person, offences against property and defences. Students develop their understanding of criminal law, apply their legal knowledge to scenario-based situations, and gain a critical awareness of the present state of criminal law.

Component 02: Law making and the Law of Tort

Section A: Law making focuses on law making in England and Wales as well as the European Union. Students develop an understanding of legal method and reasoning as used by lawyers and the judiciary. They will gain a critical awareness of law making in England and of EU law.

Section B: The law of tort focuses on the rules of tort, liability in negligence, occupiers' liability and remedies. Learners develop their understanding of the law of tort, apply their legal knowledge to scenario-based situations, and gain a critical awareness of the present state of the law of tort.

Component 03: Further Law

In Section A: The nature of law students explore the nature of law in a wider context and how it interacts with morality, justice, society and tchnology.

In Section B: Students select one of the following:

Option 1: Human rights law - protection of human rights and freedoms, key provisions of the European convention on human rights restrictions and enforcement of human rights law

Option 2: The law of contract - the central elements of contract law from the formation of contracts to their enforcement.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grades 9-4;

Grade 4 in GCSE English Language

Assessment

Exam - 100%

Future opportunities

It can lead to studying Law or related subjects at University but also helps develop writing, thinking and analytical skills valuable for a wide range of other courses and careers.

How to apply

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Last updated date: 07 November 2018
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