A Level Law at Ousedale School
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.
G151: English Legal System
Civil courts and other methods of dispute resolution
Criminal process and courts
The legal profession
Lay people in the legal system
Provision of legal services
G152: Sources of Law
Doctrine of precedent
European Union law
Units covered at A2:
G153: Criminal Law
Principles of criminal liability
Fatal offences against the person
Non-fatal offences against the person
Offences against property
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.
5 x A* - C at GCSE level Minimum Grade B in English Language
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ousedale School directly.