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Law A-Level at Egglescliffe School

Course description

Law at Egglescliffe School follows the AQA syllabus. Over the two years four modules are studied; two in year 12 and two in year 13. All modules are assessed by examination in the Summer terms.

Studying law will help you to develop high level communication skills, such as the ability to construct clear, logical and precise arguments in both speech and writing. You will become analytical and effective when solving problems.

Course content

Law is an exciting subject because it affects us throughout our lives. Students studying the course at present thoroughly enjoy it. At AS you will learn about how laws are made, the jobs of people who work in the legal system and the criminal courts in the second half of the year. You will also study criminal law offences, for example assault and grievous bodily harm. You will have the opportunity to debate a number of issues in relation to human rights, criminal law and the law relating to personal injury.

At A2 level you will study a wider range of criminal offences such as murder, manslaughter, robbery and fraud. You will also study topical issues about the links between the law and morality and whether the law provides justice.

Visits are also arranged to the law courts during Year 12 to observe criminal cases in action. We also arrange a trip to London in Year 13 to visit the Houses of Parliament and the famous Old Bailey.

Entry requirements

5+ A*-C grades in GCSEs or equivalent qualifications including English Language and Maths.

Subject Specific

It is beneficial if you take a keen interest in current affairs. A Grade C in English Language is necessary

Future opportunities

Law can compliment most other A levels and lead to higher education and a wide range of professional careers. It will also support access to employment. A large number of students who have studies law at A level have developed a talent for the subject and gone on to study Law or Criminology at university.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 April 2015

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