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Law AS AQA 2160 at Sandown Bay Academy

Course description

The course comprises 2 units and assessment is by 2 external exams. There is no coursework. Unit 1: Law Making and the Legal System Section A Students will study the sources of law including parliament, delegated legislation, statutory interpretation and judicial precedent. Section B This section looks at the criminal and civil courts, the work and role of barristers, solicitors, judges, magistrates and juries. Unit 2: The concept of Liability Section A An introduction to criminal liability procedure and sentencing. Section B An introduction to tort and liability in negligence. AS Units: Assessment is by 2 external exams. Unit 1: 1 hour 30 minutes 50%of the total AS marks 25% of total A level marks Unit 2: 1 hour 30 minutes 50% of the total AS marks, 25% of total A level marks Students should be able to engage in simple analysis and evaluation of legal systems and procedures. EXTRA FEATURES: Visit to local Magistrates’ and Crown Court. Visiting speakers from the legal profession.

Entry requirements

Students should be able to demonstrate good communication skills with at least a Grade B in GCSE English and a minimum of 5 GCSEs Grade C.

Future opportunities

POSSIBLE PROGRESSION: The course provides an appropriate foundation for further study of law or related subjects in HE. Useful also for students intending to pursue business careers. SUGGESTED SUBJECT COMBINATIONS: History, English, Business Studies, Psychology You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses or to prepare for the A2 part of an advanced GCE in Law, which could lead onto higher education in areas of law, business studies, politics or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to law such as a Lawyer, Solicitor or Barrister. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification, which will help you develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many other employers across lots of industries are looking for.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sandown Bay Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year