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Law A Level at Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form

Course description

Law will provide you with the opportunity to study a range of Law principles and practices. The areas the course covers include the civil and criminal processes, the courts, appeals, tribunals, legal aid and the jury. In addition to these, you will cover judicial precedents, Acts of Parliament, statutory legislation and the impact of the European Union.

Why study Law?
This qualification is ideal for anyone considering a Law based Higher Education course or for those aiming to work in fields related to the Law. An understanding of the criminal justice system or an interest in Law could be reasons for choosing this course. The AS qualification is rated highly by all universities as part of your portfolio of qualifications and by all employers.

Course content

The AS course requires learning the principles of Law through the study of legislation and statutes alongside the relevant case studies that illustrate these in practice. Each week you will be set questions to prepare for your next lesson. In the lesson, you will then work through the questions. Assignments are set by the tutor, completed and sent on-line where advice and guidance is continually available.

AS Modules

Unit 1 – Understanding Legal Values, Structures and Processes.

Unit 2 – Understanding Legal Reasoning, Personnel and Methods.

A2 Modules

Unit 3 – Understanding Substantive Law: Freedom, The State and The Individual. Criminal Law and Justice.

Unit 4 – Understanding Law in Context Freedom, The State and The Individual. Criminal Law and Justice.

The A2 course is the study of Criminal Law and the operation of the Justice System. It is important to note that this has been available to students where numbers have enabled a viable group to be established. Discussions with students and parents will continue to take place with regard to its continued delivery.

Entry requirements

You must have attained a Grade C or above in GCSE English due to the written essays that need to be produced.

Future opportunities

This is a particularly good choice for those wanting to pursue a higher education programme of study. The method of learning develops independence of action, precision of thought and research skills which are well recognised as essential key skills by all employers across a full range of professional activities.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 14 October 2015
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