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Law AS & A Level at Beauchamps High School

Course description

In the first year you will study the English legal system, how it operates and the personnel who work within it. You will look at criminal liability for non-fatal offences, and the tort of negligence.

In the second year the study of criminal law develops to include murder and manslaughter as well as defences that are available. You will study further areas of Tort such as medical negligence, occupiers’ liability and nuisance. Areas of jurisprudence, such as the relationship between law and morality will also be covered.

Entry requirements

Grade 5 or above in GCSE English and Grade 5 or above in GCSE Mathematics and a Humanities (Grade C or above in GCSE Geography or GCSE History) is recommended. No previous experience of the subject is necessary.

Law students should be methodical and have good written communication skills as Law is an academic subject requiring essay writing. You will need to be able to recall large amounts of information including definitions, case names, facts and legal principles. Reading widely is encouraged and we plan to visit various courts.



  • 25% Nature of Law and the English Legal System
  • 25% Law of Tort
  • 25% Criminal Law
  • 25% Contract Law or Human Rights Law

*Subject to amendment due to future syllabus changes.

Assessment will be 100% exam.

Future opportunities

The study of Law at A Level enables students to develop their analytical and critical thinking skills. Studying Law develops students' problem solving skills through the application of legal rules, together with an understanding of legal method and reasoning.

These skills provide excellent preparation for those students who wish to progress to degree level study or pursue a wide range of careers. Opportunities include Law (Solicitor, Barrister, Legal Executive), Police, Journalism, Social Services and various Business and European opportunities.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 November 2016

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