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Law A level at Shenfield High School

Course description

The course is for anyone who would like to achieve the following:

  • Gain an understanding of legal method and reasoning
  • Develop an understanding of how law is made and operates in the UK
  • Develop the ability to communicate legal arguments and conclusions
  • Gain an understanding of concepts such as justice and equality
  • Develop transferable skills such as analysis and problem solving

A Level law is an excellent foundation for further study of law and gives students a good understanding of whether they wish to pursue the subject at university. This subject is also useful for a whole range of other careers such as: business, education, finance, politics, journalism and social work.

Course content

AS

Unit 1 – Law Making and The Legal System:

  • Parliamentary Law Making
  • The Civil Courts and Dispute Resolution
  • The Criminal Courts and Lay People

Unit 2 – The Concept of Liability:

  • Introduction to Criminal Liability
  • Introduction to Tort

A2

Unit 3 – Criminal Law (Offences against the Person)

Unit 4 – Criminal law (Offences against Property) and Concepts of Law

Entry requirements

A Level Law is an academically challenging subject and although no prior knowledge of law is necessary, students will need to have achieved a grade B at GCSE English Language.

Students should also have an interest in the news and current affairs as the law is continually evolving and reported in the media on a daily basis.

Assessment

The AS GCE is made up of two mandatory units, which are externally assessed, and form 50% of the corresponding four-unit Advanced GCE. Each AS exam is 90 minutes long.

The A2 GCE is made up of two mandatory units, which are externally assessed, and form 50% of the corresponding four-unit Advanced GCE. The A2 exams last 90 minutes and 120 minutes.

Future opportunities

Study of A level Law provides a useful background for the further study of Law as well as other social science or business related subjects such as Government and Politics, Sociology, Philosophy, Business Studies, History, English or Psychology.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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