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Law A level at Langley Park School for Girls

Course description

Law plays a vital role in society. The law helps define a society’s values and also provides a means to solve problems and disputes without resort to violence. Knowledge of the law can give people more control over their lives and more confidence in their dealings with others. People should be aware of their rights under the law and, equally, of their legal duty to respect the rights of others. Ignorance of the law can bring serious consequences.

The course encourages you to think rationally and logically and to develop the skills necessary to analyse and solve problems. You will also develop the ability to communicate arguments and conclusions clearly and succinctly. These are skills which will combine well with virtually any other subject and which will be valued by employers

Course content

  • The English legal system: the different types of law, people in the law, legal institutions and legal careers and how to defend a prosecution
  • Crime: fatal and non-fatal offences, theft and robbery
  • Tort: negligence, nuisance, occupiers’ liability contract law and you will learn about your rights as a consumer

The aims of the A Level Law course are to:

  • develop knowledge and understanding of the structure, personnel and functions of the English Legal System;
  • develop an understanding of legal method and reasoning;
  • develop the techniques of logical thinking, and the skills necessary to analyse and solve problems by applying rules;
  • develop a critical awareness of the changing nature of law in society;
  • develop the ability to communicate legal arguments and conclusions clearly and succinctly with reference to appropriate legal authority.

Entry requirements

Grade 5 in English Language or English Literature is required in addition to the general entry requirements for A level courses.

A good standard of written English is required plus the ability to discuss and analyse logically and critically.

Assessment

There are three written exam papers. You will be given short scenarios and you have to apply your knowledge of the law to the scenario and write extended answers.

Future opportunities

A sound qualification for any degree discipline and a good foundation for the study of law in Higher Education

Career opportunities are very wide-ranging and would especially include careers in law, business, the civil service, the police force, banking, insurance or finance careers, journalism and the media.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Langley Park School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 25 October 2017
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