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A Level Law at Ousedale School

Course description

The syllabus is aimed at teaching students the main principles of English law and its development. Students will establish an understanding of legal method and reasoning; in addition, they will learn to utilise techniques of logical thinking, analysis and the ability to solve problems through the application of legal rules.

Course content

G151: English Legal System
Civil courts and other methods of dispute resolution
Criminal process and courts
Penal system
The legal profession
Lay people in the legal system
Provision of legal services

G152: Sources of Law
Doctrine of precedent
European Union law
Law reform

Units covered at A2:

G153: Criminal Law
Principles of criminal liability
Attempted crimes
Fatal offences against the person
Non-fatal offences against the person
Offences against property
General defences

G154: Criminal Law Special Study
As in Unit G153 above

Although no previous knowledge is required, students should possess a strong academic background. Material will be presented in a clear and logical format. Students are required to contribute to classroom discussions and debates therefore background reading is essential to this subject, this should include keeping abreast of current affairs and news.

Students also have the opportunity to take part in the Bar National Mock Trial, where they take on the roles of barristers and witnesses and present their case against teams from other competing schools.

Law has always been a well-regarded subject, and feedback from previous students have highlighted the competitive advantage that prior knowledge has given them at both undergraduate and career entry levels.

Entry requirements

5 x A* - C at GCSE level Minimum Grade B in English Language


Examination: 100%

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years