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Law A Level at Wirral Grammar School for Boys

Course description

This course is designed to provide students with a knowledge of the rules, concepts and operation of the English Legal System and with a knowledge of the rules and principles of Criminal Law together with the social and economic factors involved in their emergence, implementation and enforcement.

Throughout the course the student is required not only to have a thorough understanding of the subject but also to demonstrate his ability to apply laws to facts, evaluate legal authorities, assess critically the operation of the legal system and categorize factual situations in order to apply legal rules. The content of the course is organized in four units:

Course content

AS
UNIT 1 – Law-Making and the Legal System An exploration of law-making through the creation of legislation and its interpretation, and the doctrine of precedent. The people and institutions concerned with civil and criminal cases. The courts and alternatives to courts, the legal profession, judges, lay people and finance.

UNIT 2 – The Concept of Liability An introduction to criminal law with particular reference to non-fatal offences against the person and to civil law through liability in tort for physical injury and damage.

A2
UNIT 3 – Criminal Law (Offences against the Person) Criminal Law – fatal and non-fatal offences against the person.

UNIT 4 – Criminal Law (Offences against Property and concept of Law) Criminal Law – theft, theft-related offences and criminal damage.

A consideration of content learned from previous modules using concepts such as morality, justice, fault and balancing conflicting interests.

Each unit represents 25% of the total A Level mark

Entry requirements

Law at A level is a very intellectually demanding subject. A student needs to have a thoroughly competent use of language. A reasonable guide is a B or higher at GCSE. Apart from that, students study A-Level Law in combination with any other A-Level subject. Its logical processes appeal to scientists and mathematicians and arts and humanities students are well equipped to approach essay type assignments.

Assessment

The Examinations AS & A2 examinations all take place in Summer of their respective years

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wirral Grammar School for Boys directly.

Last updated date: 23 September 2015

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