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Law A Level at Raynes Park High School

Course description

The course starts with an overview of the legal system. You'll look at the different courts and their role in the system and find out how laws are made and the ways they are implemented in both civil and criminal courts. Your study of law will also introduce you to the concept of liability and how it is addressed in the legal system. In the second year (A2) the course covers criminal law and its application to crimes against the person and to property. You'll learn about the various offences involved and look at concepts of law, such as morality, justice and fault. The British legal system has evolved over hundreds of years and continues to develop as society changes. Whether you are interested in a law career as a barrister or solicitor, or simply want to study law as a way of showing your proficiency in studying an important academic course, our course makes a thought-provoking and useful study

Course content


Unit 1 - Law Making and the Legal System:

Law Making/Parliamentary Law Making/Delegated Legislation/Statutory Interpretation/Judicial Precedent/The Legal System/The Civil Courts and other forms of dispute resolution/The Criminal Courts and lay people/The Legal Profession and other sources of advice and funding/The Judiciary

Unit 2 - The Concept of Liability:

Introduction to Criminal Liability/Underlying principles of Criminal Liability/The Courts: Procedure and Sentencing/Introduction to Tort/Liability in Negligence/The Courts: Procedure and Damages/Introduction to Contract/Formation of Contract/Breach of Contract/The Courts: Procedure and Damages


Unit 3 - Criminal Law (Offences against the Person):

Murder/Voluntary manslaughter/Involuntary manslaughter/Non-fatal offences against the person/Defences/Evaluation

Unit 4 - Criminal Law (Offences against Property) and Concepts of Law:

Criminal Law (Offences against Property)/Theft and Robbery/Burglary/Blackmail/Fraud/

Making off without payment/Criminal Damage/Defences/Concepts of Law/Law and Morals/Law and Justice/Judicial Creativity/Fault/Balancing conflicting interests

Entry requirements

A grade B in English Language and 4 other A-C passes including English Literature at a grade C


Ongoing mock examinations and assessment

Written examination at the end of each unit, minimum 1 hour and a half

A written examination at the end of the AS academic year or A2 academic year as appropriate, 2 x1 and a half hour exam

Future opportunities

LLb(Hons) (Law degree) / Politics/ International Relations/ History/ Criminology/ Public Services

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 April 2017
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