Law - AS/A2 Level at St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy
This course is designed to develop knowledge and skills for the further study of law, and related subjects, such as business. Learners will develop their knowledge of the law in England, and an awareness of law in a European and global context. The course will enable learners to know and understand the changing nature of law and the interaction between law, morals, justice, society and technology. Throughout the course of study, students are encouraged to develop their knowledge and understanding of the English legal system and areas of both private and public law and develop an understanding of legal method and reasoning as used by lawyers and judges. Students will also be encouraged to analyse legal problems, communicate legal arguments and demonstrate critical awareness of the influence and operation of the law in society. You must have GCSE English Language at Grade 5 or above to study A level law.
Module One – The Legal System and Criminal Law
Civil courts and other forms of dispute resolution
Criminal courts and lay people – sentencing and role and qualifications of lay magistrates
Legal Personnel – solicitors, barristers, judges
Access to justice
Rules and theory of criminal law
General elements of criminal liability
Fatal offences against the person – murder and manslaughter
Non-fatal offences against the person – assault, ABH, GBH
Module two – Law Making and Tort
Parliamentary law making
Rules and theory of tort
Torts connected to land
Module three – Further law and Contract law
Introduction to the nature of law
Law and morality
Law and justice
Law and society
Law and technology
Rules and theory of contract law
Formation of contracts
Express and implied contract terms
Vitiating factors- misrepresentation, duress
Discharge of contracts
You must have GCSE English Language at grade C or above to study AS/A2 Law.
A Level law is a linear qualification and is assessed by written examination. Three external examinations will be held in June of Year 13.
Studying A level law prepares students for a range of jobs in both the public and private sector, including local government, civil service, journalism, teaching, or will enable you to study law at degree level in order to join the legal profession.
How to apply
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