Law A Level at Bourne Grammar School
The AS unit concentrates on what Law is, where it comes from and how it is made. There is then consideration of Criminal Law, focussing on non-fatal offences such as assault, battery, ABH and GBH. There is also discussion of the law of negligence, looking at how and why you would sue someone after they cause you harm. The A2 unit continues the focus on Criminal Law, looking first at fatal offences such as murder and manslaughter and then at property offences such as burglary, theft, blackmail and criminal damage.
There is also a focus on fundamental legal questions such as: Do you have to have done something immoral to be guilty of a crime? The aim of the course is to develop knowledge of the working of the law as well as to explore opinions, build verbal reasoning skills and analyse particular scenarios in light of the stated law. The course lays an appropriate foundation for further study in Law (either as a degree or an alternate route such as ILEX) as well as a range of subjects that have common themes with Law.
The material studied is useful for any jobs with a legal element, such as working in the police or social services. A successful student will have an enquiring mind, an interest in current legal issues and a commitment to the acquisition of a range of skills, including debate, decision-making and analysing with regard to particular rules.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bourne Grammar School directly.