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Law - AS/A2 Level at St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy

Course description

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.

Course content

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


Attempted crimes

Module two – Law Making and Tort

Parliamentary law making

Delegated legislation

Statutory interpretation

Judicial precedent

Law reform

EU law

Rules and theory of tort


Occupiers’ liability

Torts connected to land

Vicarious liability




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



Entry requirements

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.

Future opportunities

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.

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How to apply

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Last updated date: 04 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Unknown
  • Duration: AS- one year A2 - two year