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Law at Sprowston Community High School

Course description

The A Level Law course is designed to encourage students to develop and sustain their interest and enjoyment of Law; with an emphasis being placed on knowledge and understanding of selected areas of the English, Welsh and Northern Irish legal system. In addition, students will develop an understanding of legal method and reasoning alongside logical thinking, analysis and problem solving in relation to the application of legal rules. Students will also gain the ability to communicate legal arguments and develop a critical awareness of the changing nature of law in society.


Unit 1: Law making and the Legal System. Externally assessed examination 1 hour 30 minutes

Unit 2: The Concept of Liability. Externally assessed examination of 1 hour 30 minutes


Unit 3: Criminal Law (Offences against the Person). Externally assessed examination of 1 hour 30 minutes

Unit 4: Criminal law (Offences against Property) and Concepts of Law. Learning some of the cases that will be explored in lessons will be necessary for this examination. Externally assessed examination of 2 hours


The subject allows you to develop your analytical ability and critical thinking; and it develops your problem solving skills through the application of legal rules. Study at Advanced Level provides a useful background for further study of Law either as a main subject or subsidiary part of a degree, foundation degree or for professional qualifications that have a legal component.

You will be taught by people who are committed to high aspirations. A wide range of teaching approaches will be used with a particular emphasis being placed on that of the independent learner. You will be expected to take part in class discussion where your input will be valued and respected. Students have the opportunity to experience the law in action through court visits, conferences and visiting speakers. Focused analysis and evaluation of a series of issues are also key to your success in the subject.

Entry requirements

To study A Level courses you will need to have achieved at least 5 GCSE Grades A*-C in full courses including either English or Maths. C grade or higher at GCSE English Language.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 30 May 2014

Key information

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