Law at Moseley School and Sixth Form
Law is an excellent qualification for a wide range of university courses, most notably law itself. As well as being an excellent preparation for higher education it is seen as beneficial for those considering a career in the police, the financial sector, teaching and of course, the legal profession. There will be opportunities to see the local criminal courts in action and to debate current legal issues. Additionally guest speakers will be invited to talk about routes into legal profession.
It is essential that you enjoy reading and have strong essay writing skills. You do not need to have studied law previously or even want to be a lawyer; what matters is having a curiosity about how law affects our daily lives.
The assessment is based entirely on timed written examinations – AS law does not have a coursework element. The AS Law qualification is based on the study of two units, with a 1.5 hour exam on each. The modules studied are Law Making (Unit 1A) and the Legal System (Unit 1B). Module 2, Criminal Liability (Unit 2A) and the law of Tort (Unit2B) both modules are examined in the summer. For module1, students will need to answer three essay questions out of a possible five, and for module 2 the exam will include problem type case studies. For this exam you will need to apply your legal knowledge of criminal and tort law to a factual situation.
In order to acquire the full A Level, you will need to sit another two exams in the second year as part of the A2. Unit 3 involves an in depth study of fatal offences, including murder and manslaughter. Unit 4 involves looking at several offences against property, including theft, robbery and burglary. In addition, Unit 4 aims to consolidate students understanding of AS & A2 law by requiring a synoptic essay to be written on concepts such as law and morality. The unit 3 & 4 exams will be sat in June.
English GCSE and maths GCSE at grade C or above.
For further information, please contact the course co-ordinator above.
Careers and Higher Education Opportunities
This subject is appropriate for those intending to study the Social Sciences post A Level at University. Our experience indicates that a variety of employers in both the private and public sectors value the qualification.
Extra-curricular enrichment opportunities
Regular support sessions will be available at lunchtimes, after school and breaktimes throughout the course to help students with homework, projects and exam preparation. We also envisage getting students involved in programmes offered by Pure Potential, giving students the opportunity to meet large law firms, with potential placement opportunities.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Moseley School and Sixth Form directly.