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Law at Longbenton Community College

Course description


You will study the courts, both civil and criminal courts and look at how they work. You will learn the extent of Police Powers and what they can and cannot do. You will study the Legal Profession as well as look at those who work in the Law who are not legally qualified. You will also gain an understanding of Sources of Law i.e. where the law comes from.


You will study Criminal law for the whole year including: Principles of criminal liability, attempted crimes, murder and manslaughter, offences against the person, general defences, and offences against property.

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSE grades A* to C and a grade B or above in English is recommended.


In Year 12, Unit 1 is assessed by a 2 hour written exam paper and Unit 2 by a 1 hour written exam paper and in Year 13, there is a 2 hour written exam paper and a synoptic study exam paper of 1.5 hours.

Further information

Any GCSE Law Book or AS Law Book will give some insight into the subject. Law provides you with the skills necessary to enable you to interpret and evaluate information and gives you a better understanding of the world in which you live.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Longbenton Community College directly.

Last updated date: 25 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years