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Law at Carshalton High School for Girls

Course description

Law is an academic subject that can lead to higher education studying law itself or any other subject. It provides an excellent foundation for a number of careers including; business, journalism, law, social work, media, education and politics.

Students will be engaged in a variety of different activities including, discussions, reading, note-taking writing essays, research, presentations, and role-play

Course content

A Level Law develops your knowledge and understanding of the English Legal System and aspects of civil and criminal law. It also requires you to apply this knowledge and understanding to a problem scenario.
 
You will study the following topics:
 
  • How laws are made.
  • The hierarchy and work of the criminal and civil courts.
  • The qualifications, training and work of the legal profession.
  • How judges are selected and about their role.
  • The aims of sentencing and the different types of sentences administered by the courts.
  • Liability in negligence.
  • Criminal Law, including murder and voluntary manslaughter.
  • Defences to crime.

Entry requirements

The minimum requirements to do this A level are 5 A* - C grades in 5 different subjects. This course is assessed by written examination, and so anyone wishing to start the course is expected to have a GCSE B pass in English language and a C grade in English Literature and at least one another Humanities subject.

Assessment

AS Level

Unit 1 – Law Making and the Legal System
Written paper, 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Candidates answer 3 questions
 
Unit 2 – The Concept of Liability
Written paper, 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Candidates answer 2 questions; one on criminal law and one on tort.
 
A2 level
Unit 3 –Criminal Law
Written paper, 1 hour 30 minutes.
Candidates answer 1 question on offences against the person.
 
Unit 4 – Criminal Law and Concepts of Law
Written paper, 2 hours.
Candidates will answer 1 question on a scenario on offences against property and write a synoptic essay on concepts of law.

Future opportunities

Law is an academic subject that can lead to higher education studying law itself or any other subject. Universities such as Christ Church Oxford, Trinity College Cambridge, UCL, Bradford, Bristol, Edinburgh, Greenwich, Derby, Essex, Hull, and King’s College London, Kingston, Leeds, Portsmouth, Southampton, Warwick and many others have clearly stated that they accept A Level Law as an appropriate entry for a law degree.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 September 2016
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