Law (A Level)
AIMS OF THE COURSE
Law affects our everyday lives in more ways than many of us are aware. As such it is a fascinating subject with something new to learn every day. Studying Law will give you the opportunity to explore many fascinating and challenging topics, including Criminal Law, Negligence, Morality and Justice.
There are a number of opportunities for students to extend their understanding of law and experience first-hand how law affects their lives, this includes a trip to the Houses of Parliament and also to London and Old Bailey, the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales.
Studying Law at AS and A2 Level will enable you to develop outstanding oral and written communication skills, vital to all future careers. Additionally you will appreciate the function of Law in society, stimulate interest for a possible career, and widen your prospects in terms of higher education alongside the skill required for all employers.
STRUCTURE AND CONTENT
Unit 1: Law making and the legal system
Unit 2: The concept of liability
Unit 3: Criminal law (Offences against the Person) – topics include murder, manslaughter, assault and grievous bodily harm.
Unit 4: Criminal law (offences against property) and concepts of law. ASSESSMENT 100% Exams.
WHERE CAN I GO AFTER COMPLETING THIS COURSE?
You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses or to prepare for the A2 part of an advanced GCE in Law, which could lead onto higher education in areas of law, business studies, politics or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to law such as a Lawyer, Solicitor or Barrister. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification, which will help you develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for. You could take this course with other Advanced level courses to prepare for higher education in areas of law, business studies, politics and more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to law such as a Lawyer, Solicitor or Barrister. The course will also help you develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many other employers across lots of industries are looking for.
5 A-Cs including Maths and English (English needs to be B grade or higher).
Further details about any aspect of the course can be obtained from Mrs Shahid or Mr Chajnus
Modules (AS & A2)
- Law making and the legal system
- The concept of liability
- Criminal law (Offences against the Person)
- Criminal law (offences against property)
- Law or Business Studies Degree