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Law A level at Sharnbrook Academy

Course description

For anyone who has said “It’s not fair!” or “Why do I have to?”  The Law involves and touches us all!

A Level law will encourage learners to:

  • Develop their knowledge and understanding of the English legal system and areas of both private and public law within the law of England and Wales
  • Develop an understanding of legal method and reasoning as used by lawyers and the judiciary
  • Develop and apply the techniques of legal method and reasoning to analyse and offer answers to problems, based on legal principles, legislation and case law
  • Develop the ability to construct conclusions and communicate legal arguments by reference to appropriate legal authorities
  • Develop the ability to communicate persuasive legal arguments by reference to appropriate legal authorities
  • Be able to demonstrate critical awareness of the influence and operation of the law in society.

Course content

  • Legal system
  • Law making
  • Criminal law
  • Law of tort
  • Law of Contract
  • Nature of Law
  • Assessment

Entry requirements

All students must meet the minimum entry requirements which are:

  • a minimum of five GCSE passes at A* to C, plus mathematics and English language at level 4 or above.
  • ECDL or an equivalent IT course where studied. Please note that, where a student wishes to take at least one A level course and has level 2 BTEC qualifications, those level 2 BTEC qualifications can only count for up to a maximum of two of the required GCSE passes at A* to C, or mathematics and English language at level 4 or above.

In addition to the general entrance requirements, the department expects that these must include English literature and English language at grade 5 or better.

Assessment

3 examinations each 33.3% of overall mark

Future opportunities

Students with A level law can follow a career path into the legal profession, via universities such as Nottingham, Birmingham and Kings College London, among others, although the logical approach taken lends itself to many other careers including, civil service, business, personnel, and accountancy. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 October 2017

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