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A Level Law at The Sandon School

Course description

A Level Law gives many transferable skills such as problem solving and applying theory to real situations, communication skills, research, how to use evidence to reach logical conclusion, discussion and debate. Success in Law demonstrates academic acumen and higher level thinking skills. In addition, legal knowledge is interesting and relevant to daily life.

Course content

- police powers
- the types of cases different courts hear
- how laws are made
- the training, work and supervision of solicitors, barristers, juries and magistrates
- criminal & civil trial procedure
- alternative dispute resolution, law reform and sentencing once convicted

- offences against property (theft, burglary, robbery)
- offences against people (murder, manslaughter, ABH, GBH)
- attempted offences and defences such as insanity, necessity, selfdefence and intoxication

Entry requirements

Good English skills and logical thinking are required; students will be required to have a B grade or above in either English Language or English Literature and a grade C in Mathematics GCSE.

Future opportunities

Progression in Further Education could include a Legal Secretarial or CILEX course. In Higher Education Law can be studied as a degree on its own or as a joint honours degree. The legal knowledge gained is useful in many future careers such as banking, retail, insurance, policing, criminal justice and of course work in the legal professions. Students always find it an interesting and useful option choice for their future plans.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Sandon School directly.

Last updated date: 08 June 2015

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