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Law AS/A-Level at Haydon School

Course description

This course consists of 4 units.

Course content


Unit 1 Law Making and the Legal System

Explores the sources of law from Parliament, Europe and judges. Students consider the effect of judicial interpretation of statute law and the differing outcomes. Students will also examine the work of those involved in solving disputes like the legal profession and judges.

Unit 2 The Concept of Liability

This unit is concerned with how disputes are solved through the courts and introduces the basis of Criminal Law (non fatal offences) and Civil Law (the tort of negligence). For this unit students will examine the criminal offences of Assault, Battery, ABH and GBH/Wounding and be able to apply the relevant facts to a given scenario in the exam.


Unit 3 Criminal Law (Offences against the Person)

This module looks at the fatal offences of murder and involuntary manslaughter. Students will also critically evaluate the current law on murder and be able to offer proposed alternatives from the Government. This module also revisits the non-fatal offences such as Assault and GBH (which students covered at AS) as well some defences such as Self Defence, Intoxication, and Insanity.

Unit 4 Criminal Law (Property Offences) and Concepts of Law

This module explores the most common property offences such as Theft, Burglary, Robbery, Fraud, and Blackmail as well as some theoretical themes in Law such as Justice and the role of Judges in Law making.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years