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GCE Law (AQA) at Queen Elizabeth's Academy

Course description

The AS in Law is made up of two modules taken in year one, these are:


Module 1 - Law Making and the Legal System

Parliamentary Law Making

Delegated Legislation

Statutory Interpretation

Judicial Precedent

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

Assessment: 1 hour 30 minutes written examination paper

(50% of total AS - 25% of total A2)

Module 2 - The Concept of Liability

Underlying principles of criminal liability

The courts: procedure and sentencing (Criminal)

Liability in Negligence

The courts: procedure and damages (Tort)

Assessment: 1 hour 30 minutes written examination paper

(50% of total AS - 25% of total A2)


Module 3 - Criminal Law (fatal and non-fatal offences against the person


Voluntary manslaughter

Involuntary manslaughter

Non-fatal offences against the person



Assessment: 1 hour 30 minutes written examination paper (25% of final A2)

Module 4 - Law of Tort and Concepts of Law


Occupiers’ Liability

Nuisance and escape of dangerous things (Rylands)

Vicarious Liability



Law and morals

Law and Justice

Judicial Creativity

The Fault Principle

Balancing Conflicting Interests

Assessment: 2 hour written examination paper (25% of final A2)

Entry requirements

No prior knowledge of Law is needed to commence this course. It is essential, however, that students should be able to demonstrate good communication skills equivalent to those required to gain at least a Grade C in GCSE English Language. An essay is set as homework each week, alongside additional reading tasks; a commitment to hard work is an essential prerequisite for this course.

The course provides an appropriate foundation for further study of Law or related subjects in Higher Education and various vocational courses. Equally, material studied would be useful for candidates intending to pursue Business careers.

This is a popular course which attracts large numbers and external students from other consortium centres. Many students move on to Law related degree courses.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth's Academy directly.

Last updated date: 06 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years