If you take this course you will learn about how our legal system works, how laws are made, and what makes someone liable in criminal and civil law. Studying law will help develop your analytical ability and critical thinking. You will also be improving your problem solving skills by applying the legal rules you learn to hypothetical situations.
The course consists of two units for AS and a further two for A2.
Unit 1 - Law Making and the Legal System
Unit 2 - The Concept of Liability
Unit 3 - criminal Law
Unit 4 - Tort
Candidates, as well as needing a minimum of 5 C grades at GCSE, should have good English skills – grade C in GCSE English at the very least, but preferably a B. This course is not simply aimed at students with an interest in a legal career; it is an ideal choice for anyone with an enquiring mind and a desire to understand how our society is regulated.
Unit 1 - Law Making
covers where laws come from, how they are made, how disputes are solved, the role of judges and jury, the training and work of barristers, solicitors, and legal executives.
unit 2 - the Concept of liability
will give you an introduction to criminal and civil law:
Each unit is examined in a separate exam; one of the exams will be taken in January, the other in June.
This course will deepen and extend your understanding of criminal and civil law. You will learn how to criticise, evaluate, and make connections between different areas of law you have studied.
Study of Law at this level is challenging, but very rewarding, and an excellent preparation for a legal career.