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Law

Key Stage 5

Study of A Level or BTEC Law develops a number of different skills including critical thinking, analysis and problem solving skills. Even if you are not considering pursuing a career in law; study and understanding of the law is an advantage in education, human resources, business and finance as well as public services.

 

A Level Law

This qualification is 100% exam and consists of THREE papers: criminal law, tort law and human rights law. Exam papers consist of multiple choice, short answer questions, essay questions and scenario questions.

Year 12– Law Making and The English Legal System, non-fatal offences including assault and GBH, and tort law.

Year 13– Criminal offences such as murder, manslaughter, theft and robbery, general defences, tort law and Human Rights.

Entry Requirements 

5 GCSE’s at grade 5 and above including English, and a grade 5 or above in a Humanities subject (History, Geography or Religious Studies)

Exam Board (AQA)

Please visit their web site at https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/law for links to the specification for this course and past exam papers. For further information or contact Miss J Boxall (Humanities).

 

BTEC Level 3 Applied Law

This course allows students to broaden their knowledge of the legal sector as well as developing skills in analysis, evaluation and application of the law. Studying this course can enable students to progress to higher education or a range of roles within the legal sector. Studying this course will be beneficial in business, finance, insurance, human resources and public services.

This course consists of TWO externally assessed units and TWO internally assessed units. Exams for this course are sat in January/May.

Course Description:

In year 12 you will study 2 units:

Unit 1: Dispute solving in civil law (externally assessed)

Unit 2: Understanding law making and the legal system (internally assessed)

In year 13 you will study a further 2 units:

Unit 3: Apply the law (externally assessed)

Unit 4: aspects of family law (internally assessed)

Entry Requirements 

5 GCSE’s at grade 5 and above including English, and a grade 5 or above in a Humanities subject (History, Geography or Religious Studies)

 

Jess Boxall    Law Head of Subject 

Vicky Gray       Humanities Head of Faculty