Students will be expected to have achieved a Grade 6 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.
Candidates are introduced to a number of key legal concepts, which provide a broad introduction to the study of law.
Law Making and the Legal System including Parliamentary law making, Delegated legislation, Statutory interpretation and Judicial precedent are covered as well as the nature of law.
The Legal System includes 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.
Criminal law is further developed to include such topics as murder and manslaughter. Contract law is also taught.
|A Level Units in Year 13||% of A Level|
|Paper 1 - The nature of law; the English legal system; criminal law (2 hours)||33%|
|Paper 2 - The nature of law; the English legal system;tort (2 hours)||33%|
|Paper 3 - Law of contract; the nature of law and the English legal system (2 hours)||33%|
Students will sit their exams at the end of the course.
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.
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