Law A Level
Business, Administration and Law
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What will you be working towards?
||GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Studying Law gives students an understanding of the role of Law in today's society and raises their awareness of the rights and responsibilities of individuals. By learning about legal rules and how and why they apply to real life, students also develop their analytical ability, decision making, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. All these skills are highly sought after by higher education and employers.
This course provides grounding in the main principles of English Law and their development. It enables students to develop knowledge, understanding and critical awareness of the structure, personnel and functions of the English Legal System, Criminal Law and the Law of Tort. In year 13, students will study Contract Law.
This course gives excellent preparation for those students wishing to progress to degree level study. The course encourages candidates to develop the skills necessary to analyse and solve problems by applying legal rules and to develop the ability to communicate legal arguments and conclusions clearly and succinctly. You will learn to communicate effectively and to a high standard using appropriate terminology and applying legal rules and theories.
Extra-curricular activities such as visits to the Houses of Parliament as well as professional visits from barristers and local Magistrates. We also take part in the National Bar Mock Trial Competition each year which gives students to compete against other schools at Maidstone Crown Court in a moot case.
How will it be delivered?
Nature of law and the English Legal System and Criminal Law - Students will gain an appreciation of the principles underlying the English Legal System. Students will gain a sound understanding of the key areas of criminal law, including non-fatal offences against the person, the fatal offences of murder and manslaughter and the property offences of theft and robbery.
Nature of law and the English Legal System and the Law of Tort. Students will gain an understanding of the key principles of Tort including negligence, occupiers’ liability and nuisance.
Nature of law and the English Legal System and Contract Law. Students will gain a clear understanding of the basic principles of
contract law including the formation of a contract, the terms of a contract, breach of contract and remedies for breach of
2 Year Course - Normally 5 GCSE grades in the range of 9-4, including Mathematics and English (Minimum Grade 4) and Grade 5 in either, English or a Humanities subject.
Your next steps...
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.