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Law at Sleaford Joint Sixth form

Course description

AS - YEAR 12

All students follow the AQA Law course for 4 hours a week culminating in 2 exams in the Summer (90 minutes each). They will cover the following 2 units: Law Making and the Legal System: Candidates will study the doctrine of judicial precedent before specifically focusing on the area of delegated legislation. They will also focus on the outline of criminal courts and different categories of criminal offences and explore the involvement of magistrates and juries in the criminal justice system. The Concept of Liability: Candidates will study the underlying principles of criminal liability together with the aims of sentencing in the criminal courts. This unit will also provide an introduction to the law on tort and focus on liability in negligence. This unit provides an excellent opportunity for students to focus on both criminal and civil liability.

A2 - YEAR 13

The A2 course has a specific focus on Criminal Law where the following 2 examinable units will be studied: Fatal and Non-Fatal offences against the person: Candidates will study in depth the offences of murder, manslaughter, grievous bodily harm and assault together with key defences such as self-defence, consent, intoxication and insanity. Offences against Property and Concepts of Law: Candidates will study the offences of theft, robbery, burglary and criminal damage. In this examination, candidates will also be required to answer one essay question from a choice of subjects focusing on the interaction between Law, Morals and Justice.

Skills Required

It will be imperative that you are a keen independent learner and are able to write coherent arguments/ essays. There is a lot to learn over the year but it is extremely rewarding especially as it provides the core foundation for your second year where we learn about the key elements,

Entry requirements

You are recommended to have at least one essay based option at GCSE e.g. History. The course is an excellent accompaniment to History, Politics, Economics and Business but also offers creative students a balance to their courses too. Ideally students with a B grade or above in English Language GCSE will be best equipped to cope with the academic demands of the course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sleaford Joint Sixth form directly.

Last updated date: 30 May 2014

Key information

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