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Law (distance learning) at The Hertfordshire and Essex High School and Science College

Course description

This course is studied by supported distance learning. Students will receive a one-hour video conference tutorial per week, with an experienced tutor. The sessions will be held in the school and will be interactive, giving students the chance to ask questions and discuss the work with their tutor.

The rest of the work is completed through self-study for 4 to 5 hours a week; it is vital therefore that, from the outset, students are aware of this commitment and can satisfy this requirement.

Students learn how laws are made and applied; understand the impact of European Law; benefit from a small class size; study in an innovative and interactive way; enhance their independent study skills and study Criminal Law in depth at A2 Level.

Unit 1: English Legal System (AS Level: G151, 2 hour written paper)
Civil legal process, criticisms and alternatives to court settlement, criminal process including powers of the police, the decision to prosecute, bail, trial and the process of sentencing, legal personnel including magistrates and juries, sources of funding.

Unit 2: Sources of Law (AS Level: G152, 1 hour written paper)
Judicial precedent, legislation and delegated legislation, statutory interpretation, laws coming from the EU, law reform including human rights.

Unit 3: Criminal Law (A2 Level: G153, 2 hour written paper)
The essentials of a crime, crimes against the person including murder and manslaughter, crimes against property including theft, robbery and burglary, attempted crimes and defences to the crimes.

Unit 4: Criminal Law (A2 Level: G154, 1½ hour written paper)
Special paper: this paper is based around materials released at the beginning of and studied throughout the year. It takes one aspect of the course from Unit 3 and studies that area in depth.

Entry requirements

GCSE grade B in English and GCSE grade B in Mathematics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Hertfordshire and Essex High School and Science College directly.

Last updated date: 03 February 2015
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