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Law A Level at Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy

Course description

You will learn about Criminal Law including the law of homicide and the law of non-fatal offences. You will also study Tort Law including negligence, nuisance and the Occupiers’ Liability Acts. There will also an examination of some of the key concepts of law including the relationships between law and justice and law and morality and you will also learn how the law attempts to balance the competing interests of different parties.

Course content


A2 Unit 3:      Criminal Law (Offences against the Person) or Contract

A2 Unit 4:      Criminal Law (Offences against Property) or Tort, and Concepts of Law

Entry requirements

The course is for students who have achieved at least a grade ‘D’ in the AS-Level and who wish to study Law at university or for any student wishing to study in Higher Education.



  • Formative assessment during the course will occur informally in class, through your class work and homework and through topic tests.
  • Summative assessment will be by way of 2 exams, each worth 25 % of the A Level.  Unit 3 (1 ½ hours) will be taken in January and Unit 4 (2 hours) will be taken in June.
  • The remaining 50 % of the marks comes from the AS Level course.

Future opportunities

You can progress to University or employment. A Level Law provides exemption from certain exams offered by the Institute of Legal Executives.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy is situated within a large green site with playing fields at the front and back of the main buildings.  Unlike many new schools, classrooms at HWGA are spacious, and most teachers have their own rooms and are accessible to support students.  Much refurbishment has taken place over the last two years.  Recent changes have included a refurbished library, refurbished and extended Sixth Form Learning Area, five brand new Science laboratories with refurbishment of the supporting preparatory rooms, a refurbished MFL department and refurbished Health and Social Care rooms.  In addition, the school is equipped with a modern  IT network including a cutting edge wireless cloud network throughout the school.  All Sixth Form students are supplied with their own laptops for study within the academy and at home.  The school has two dedicated Performing Art Suites, a Dance Studio and a large hall with high quality lighting rigs, and mechanised seating that provides a flexible performance venue.