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Law AS/A-Level at Worthing College

Course description

This course aims to give you an understanding of how law operates in this country. At AS Level you will study the sources of law, people who work in the law, and the criminal process. At A Level you study the law of contract.

Course content

AS Level Topics:

Legislation, statutory interpretation, judicial precedent, juries and magistrates, legal professions, the judiciary, civil and criminal procedure, sentencing.

A Level Topics:

How contracts are made, how we analyse the contents of a contract and what one side can do if the other has misused their power or influence.

Entry requirements

You need to have a minimum of five GCSEs at A*- C grade, including a grade C or above in English.

Assessment

At AS Level:

AS law is assessed by summer exam.

The English Legal System exam covers the topics relating to people in the law and how cases go through the courts. Each question requires both factual description and evaluation of a topic.

The Sources of Law exam requires you to give both factual descriptions of the topics and to give some critical comments as well.

At A Level:

A Level Law is assessed by summer exam

Two exams based on contract law topics: a special study paper based on pre-released source material and a paper covering the law of contract in general.

There is no assessed coursework at either AS Level or A Level.

Future opportunities

Law is an academic subject and is suitable for entry into any higher education course that requires skills of evaluation and analysis. The subject matter combines well with business subjects and is often studied during business and accountancy degrees.

Law students have gone on to many universities to study law, including Cambridge. Past law students here have become solicitors and work for both local firms in Worthing and large city firms in London.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Worthing College directly.

Last updated date: 18 August 2016
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