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A Level Law at Ilfracombe Academy

Course description

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

Entry requirements

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.

Future opportunities

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.

Last updated date: 16 April 2015

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