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Law, A Level at Oldham Sixth Form College (OSFC)

Course description

As a Law student at OSFC you will develop the knowledge and skills to debate important concepts such as justice and equality. You will see how Law is made and its operation and effect on our everyday lives in England and Wales. It’s a fascinating subject that aims to help you develop transferable skills such as analysis, evaluation and problem solving.
 
If you want to study Law at university, we’ll give you the chance to join the Enrichment group ‘Street Law.’ Street Law provides many exciting opportunities to broaden your legal horizons. You can get involved in our work experience initiative and gain invaluable experience working at local solicitors’ offices and the courts. In addition, you’ll have the chance to take part in visits. We take our students to the Magistrate’s and Crown Courts to observe current cases being heard. We also venture further afield in our residential trip to London where students can visit the Houses of Parliament, Inns of Courts, the Royal Courts of Justice and the Old Bailey to see Law in action. 
 
Additionally, outside speakers will be invited to speak to you such as a barrister, solicitor, lay magistrate and lecturers where you’ll have the opportunity to sample life as an undergraduate law student. One of our student favorites is the mock trial, where you will learn advocacy skills to prosecute or defend a criminal case against first year Law degree students from Huddersfield University.
 

Course content

Year 1 
 
Unit 1 (LAW01) - Law Making and the Legal System. Topics include: The criminal courts,judicial precedent and the civil courts and forms of dispute resolution. 
 
AS Unit 2 (LAW02) - The Concept of Liability. Topics include: assault, battery, grievous bodily harm, actual bodily harm, mens rea, sentencing and negligence.
 
Year 2
 
Unit 3 (LAW03) – Criminal Law. Topics include: Murder, manslaughter, self-defence, insanity, intoxication, the non-fatal offences, consent and automatism. 
 
Unit 4 (LAW04) – Topics include: Theft and Robbery, burglary, blackmail, fraud, making off without payment, criminal damage, duress, intoxication and self-defence.

 

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 passes (above C or 4) at GCSE, including at least a 4 in Maths and English.

Certain courses also have their own individual requirements and these can be checked on our website at www.osfc.ac.uk

Assessment

AS 100% exam

A2 100% exam

Financial information

While you’re at OSFC you’ll need to spend money on items such as books, stationery, travel and lunches.  To help with these expenses, OSFC students from low income families can receive financial support.  More information please visit www.osfc.ac.uk/support/bursary/

 

Future opportunities

Studying at OSFC will provide you with a wealth of opportunities. Popular options from students who progressed from this course in the past were:

University Destinations

  • The University of Manchester - Law 
  • The University of Sheffield - Law and Criminology 
  • The University of Chester - Accounting and Finance 
  • The University of Chester - Law and Spanish

Careers Destinations

  • Barrister 
  • Solicitor
  • Patent attorney
  • Chartered legal executive
  • Chartered accountant  

 

Further information

At OSFC you can pick subjects from a wide range of courses with combinations across multiple curriculum areas. Choosing the right subjects is important. You should consider subjects you enjoy doing and options that will support your future career plans.

Popular combinations that will work well with this subject are:

  • Government and Politics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology
  • Citizenship
 

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 03 October 2017
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