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Introduction The study of Law at A Level provides the opportunity to study a unique subject. Whether you see yourself as a future solicitor or barrister or are simply looking to study something different, it pays to learn about both the obligations and the rights the law creates and enforces on every citizen. You will also develop transferable skills such as essay writing, analysis and problem-solving. We offer a lively and stimulating course of study using a variety of teaching methods including debates, mock trials, video clips and case studies. The course is also supported by opportunities to experience law outside the classroom, with previous trips including to the Houses of Parliament, the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts, the Galleries of Justice Museum in Nottingham and the Cambridge University Sixth Form Law Conference. Course Units Subject content: AS LEVEL Unit 1 – Law Making and the Legal System Unit 1 covers how the law is made, interpreted and enforced, including the study of Parliament, the courts, alternatives to court and the people involved in legal processes. Unit 2 – The Concept of Liability Unit 2 covers criminal liability and procedures, including knowledge of the essential elements of proving and sentencing criminal cases, and application of the non-fatal offences (assault; battery; assault occasioning actual bodily harm (ABH); wounding; grievous bodily harm (GBH)). The unit also covers liability for personal injury and damage (the tort of negligence), a rapidly growing area of legal practice. A2 LEVEL Unit 3 – Criminal Law (Offences against the Person) Unit 3 provides an in-depth look at the offences against the person, expanding on the knowledge learned at AS Level to include murder and manslaughter, as well as the defences that can be claimed, such as self-defence and insanity. Unit 4 – Offences against Property (crime) or Tort Law and Concepts of Law Unit 4 allows you to further expand your areas of legal specialism whilst considering law in the light of different theoretical concepts. So, for example, how far does the law go in providing justice.

Introduction The study of Law at A Level provides the opportunity to study a unique subject. Whether you see yourself as a future solicitor or barrister or are simply looking to study something different, it pays to learn about both the obligations and the rights the law creates and enforces on every citizen. You will also develop transferable skills such as essay writing, analysis and...

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Entry Requirements

at least 5 GCSE passes at grade C or above including Mathematics and English Language.

at least 5 GCSE passes at grade C or above including Mathematics and English Language.

Assessment Methods

written examination, including essay writing and the application of legal knowledge to scenarios, by assessing the evidence provided and suggesting the most suitable conclusion/remedy.

written examination, including essay writing and the application of legal knowledge to scenarios, by assessing the evidence provided and suggesting the most suitable conclusion/remedy.

Additional Information

succesfully participate in a discovery day.

succesfully participate in a discovery day.

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