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Law at Cheam High School

Course description

Believe it or not everything we do relates to law; from the years we have to spend in school, to the calorie content of the food we eat. law is a vast area of expertise covering a wide range of disciplines, from the basic understanding of how laws are created and passed, to the finer details of consumer, property and criminal law - this is a subject you can really get your barristers wig into!

The modules give students an introduction to the court structure (both civil and criminal), the ways in which laws are made and elements of substantive civil and criminal law in the form of negligence and non-fatal offences to the person. The core units will provide a foundation for study of the three selected optional modules.

Course content

Dispute Solving in the Legal System
The aim of this unit is to give students an understanding of the difference between civil and criminal law.

Understanding Law Making
The aim of this unit is to provide students with an understanding of the different ways in which laws are created and their importance, together with knowledge of how laws are interpreted, and the impact of European law and institutions.

Aspects of Legal Liability
The aim of this unit is to give students an understanding of the tort of negligence and the principles of criminal liability, together with knowledge of damages and the
aims of sentencing.

In Year 2, three units will be studied from the following:
Unlawful Homicide and Police Powers
Aspects of Property Offences and Police Powers
Contract Law
Consumer Law
Aspects of the Law of Tort (Negligence)
Aspects of Employment Law
Aspects of Family Law

Entry requirements

For all BTEC courses students must have achieved five A*-C at GCSE OR Equivalent including a C or above in GCSE English or Maths.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 September 2016
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