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Law A/S at University Academy Keighley

Course description

A demanding and interesting course, which requires a high level of commitment. The law affects everyone and some students take the course just out of interest, others may be looking towards a further course of legal study and perhaps a career in law.

Course content

Students are provided with detailed notes of all topics but are expected to do background reading and to make their own detailed notes. As the course involves a lot of reading and writing a good fluency and accuracy in English is essential - if you are to do well.

The course is assessed entirely by exam, there is no coursework element. In the AS year each paper last 1 hours. Paper 1 is essay based; paper 2 is a problem paper in which students apply their knowledge of the law to factual situations.In year 2 of the A level year, unit 3 last 1hrs and consists of a problem question and a critical evaluation essay. The unit 4 paper lasts 2hrs and consists of 50% problem questions and 50% essay questions.

Entry requirements

In addition to the ASF Level 3 entry requirements, students must have a grade C or above in English Language.


Year One - AS Unit 1 Law Making and the Legal System: Students must answer three questions from eight, one from Section A, Law Making, one from Section B, The Legal System and one from either Section.Section A Law Making: Parliamentary law making; Delegated legislation; Statutory interpretation; Judicial precedent.Section B 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. 50% of AS25% of A level Unit 2 The Concept of Liability: Students must answer the compulsory question on Criminal Law and one on Tort.Section A Introduction to Criminal Liability: Underlying principles in negligence; The courts: procedure and sentencing.
Section B Introduction to Tort: Liability in negligence; The courts: procedure and damages. 50% of AS25% of A level

Future opportunities

A Level Law is not required for entry to Law degree courses but it is accepted and is very useful for any further study in law or for other degree courses.  It is a useful qualification for anyone looking for employment as a legal executive, legal secretary, social worker, journalist, civil servant, forensic scientist, banker, and accountant or tax advisor.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact University Academy Keighley directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year