A Level Law at Ilfracombe Academy
Year 12 – leading to AS Level
Unit 1 Law Making and the Legal System
Section A: Law Making
Parliamentary law making, Delegated legislation, Statutory interpretation, Judicial precedent.
Section B: The Legal System
The civil courts and other forms of dispute resolution, The criminal courts and lay people, the legal profession and other sources of advice and funding, the judiciary
Unit 2 The Concept of Liability
Section A: Introduction to Criminal Liability
Underlying principles of criminal liability. The courts: procedure and sentencing
Year 13 – leading to A Level
Unit 3 Criminal Law (Offences Against the Person) or Contract Law
Section A: Criminal Law (fatal and non-fatal offences against the person)
Murder, Voluntary manslaughter, Involuntary manslaughter, Non-fatal offences against the person, Defences, Evaluation
Unit 4 Criminal Law (Offences Against Property), Tort, Concepts of law
Section A: Criminal Law (offences against property)
Theft and robbery, Burglary, Blackmail, Fraud, Making off without payment, Criminal damage, Defences
Minimum GCSE English grade C, grade B would be desirable, to cope with the level of literacy and comprehension of Law. Assessment is through hand-written examination answers, students should be competent and confident in their ability to write fluently.
The A Level course is widely accepted by all universities as an entrance qualification for those wishing to read Law as well as other subjects. The subject also compliments the study of any social science or humanities subjects. Students will find that their knowledge of law will help them as adult citizens, in the course of their working and family lives.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ilfracombe Academy directly.