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Law – A Level

Special Entry Requirements

In addition to the A Level entry requirements you will need a minimum of a grade 5 in GCSE English

Course Introduction

A Level Law offers the opportunity to gain an insight into the legal system and at the same time to develop analytical skills that will be useful in any area of work or higher education. This qualification is especially relevant if you are considering one of the many careers connected with the law such as the police, the probation service, social work or the legal profession. Everyday there are stories in the newspapers and programmes on television discussing various aspects of law. The Law is constantly changing and evolving so you will be studying an interesting story that is at the heart of modern life.

Preparing for A Level Law

We have created a transition pack on the website to show you the kind of work that you will be doing at level 3 and to help you prepare for September.

If you have any questions about the course, please email admissions@s6f.org.uk

Course Modules

First Year

English Legal System - Topics covered here include types of Law, the court system, juries, judges and magistrates, barristers and solicitors.

Criminal Law - This includes criminal liability in relation to assault, battery, actual bodily harm and grievous bodily harm.

Tort Law - This provides and introduction to civil law in areas relating to physical injury to people and damage to property.

Second Year

Criminal Law (Continuation from First Year) - This includes murder, manslaughter, theft and robbery, the law of attempts and criminal defences.

Tort Law (Continuation from First Year) - This includes to study of liability for psychiatric injury, liability of occupiers of property, the law of nuisance, vicarious liability along with civil law defences.

Contract Law -This includes the study of how a contract can be formed, the various terms and clauses which can be included within a contract, how a contract can be discharged, along with remedies which can be sought in contract law.

Nature of Law (i.e Theory of Law: Fault, Law and Morality, Law and Justice, Balancing Conflicting Interests) - Students bring together their knowledge of material gained from earlier study to provide an overview of the whole subject.

Assessment

The assessment for the new linear Law A Level takes the form of three examinations at the end of the course. Each exam is worth 33% of the overall A Level, with each lasting two hours, and being worth a total of 100 marks.

Paper 1 assesses the English legal system, nature of law and the Criminal Law topics. The exam paper itself includes multiple choice, short answer and extended answer scenario based questions.

Paper 2 assesses the English legal system, nature of law and Tort Law topics. The exam paper itself includes multiple choice, short answer and extended answer scenario based questions.

Paper 3 assesses the English legal system, nature of law and Contract Law topics. The exam paper itself includes multiple choice, short answer and extended answer scenario based questions.

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