|Key Stage||Title||Department||Level||Exam Board|
|KS5||A-level Law||Social Sciences||A-level (17/18)||AQA|
Students will be expected to have achieved a Grade 6 (B) or above in English Language at GCSE. No prior knowledge of the law or legal system is required but an interest in Law is crucial
At AS Level, this specification will introduce candidates to a number of key legal concepts, which provide a broad introduction to the study of law.
At AS we look at Law Making and the Legal System including Parliamentary law making, Delegated legislation, Statutory interpretation and Judicial precedent.
The Legal System covers 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 and the judiciary.
After this we look at underlying principles of criminal liability, the courts: procedure and sentencing, liability in negligence and the courts: procedure and damages.
At A2 Level, the specification further develops knowledge of the legal system and of substantive law through criminal law and contract law. Evaluation of the concepts of law continues to be developed.
AS units in Year 12 % of AS
Unit 1 Law Making & Legal System 1½ hours 50%
Unit 2 Concepts of Law 1½ hours 50%
A level units in Year 13 % of A level
Unit 3 Criminal Law 1½ hours 50%
Unit 4 Concepts of Law 2 hours 50%
The course is suitable for students whether or not they intend to study the subject further. It will provide those considering law as a career with a sound working introduction and for others an insight into an area of life that impacts on all of us.
Mr Fay c/o Mrs A Herman (Headteacher's PA)
Ulverston Victoria High School
Springfield Road, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0EB
Tel: 01229 483900