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AS and A Level Law at Wetherby High School

Course description

The course enables students to develop detailed knowledge of the legal system in England and Wales. You will develop a critical awareness of the structure, personnel and functions of the legal system. In A2 you will choose one area of law to study in greater depth. You will develop the skills to analyse and solve problems by applying legal rules and to develop the ability to communicate legal arguments and conclusions clearly and succinctly.

The course suits students who are interested in the law and are capable of acquiring a substantial body of knowledge as well as applying it to given scenarios. A C or above in English at GCSE is recommended.

Course content

AS Unit Overview

The Legal System – civil and criminal courts and processes, the changing nature of the legal system.

Criminal Law – The rules and general elements of criminal law. Students will apply their knowledge to scenarios and gain a critical awareness of the present state of criminal law.

Law Making – Students learn how laws are made in England in Wales including the roles played by Parliament and the European Union.

Law of Tort This focuses on tort such as negligence and civil liability. Students will apply their legal knowledge to scenarios and gain a critical awareness of the present state of the law of tort.

A2 Unit Overview

The Nature of Law – Students will explore the nature of law in a wider context and develop an understanding of how the law interacts with society, technology, morality and justice.

Human rights law OR The law of contract – Students wi8ll choose either Human rights or the Law of contract. In Human Rights they will learn the nature, protection and constitutional position of human rights under UK law. Law of Contract focuses on the formation of contracts and their enforcement. Students will apply their knowledge to scenarios and gain a critical awareness of the nature of contracts today.

Assessment

AS Assessment Overview

Paper 1 - 50%

  • The Legal System
  • Criminal Law

Paper 2 - 50%

  • Law Making
  • Law of Tort

A2 Assessment Overview

Assessment is three exams to be taken in Year 13. Each exam lasts 2 hours and is worth 33.3 per cent of the total A Level

  • The Nature of Law
  • Human rights law or The Law of contract

 

How to apply

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Last updated date: 15 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: AS 1 year and A Level 2 years
  • Course code: OCR LAW H415

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