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Law

Mr C Oliver - Head of Department

Key Stage 5 Law Overview


The overarching aim of our A Level Law course is to inspire, nurture and develop learners. It will foster their interest and enjoyment in law. The qualification is designed to develop knowledge and skills for the further study of law, and related subjects including business and criminology. This engaging course has been developed following the input of teachers and higher education stakeholders and includes looking at three key substantive areas of English law: criminal law, contract law and the law of torts.  The course will also look at how our laws are made and how our legal system operates. On top of this, the course will also enable learners to know and understand the changing nature of law and the interaction between law, morals, justice, society and technology.

 

A Level Law provides hardworking students with a valuable introduction to the English legal system.

Many of our students have gone on to study law or related subjects such as criminology at university. Some have then progressed into the legal profession becoming solicitors, barristers or paralegals.

Meet the Law Department

Name Title
Mr C Oliver

Department Leader

 

Entry Requirements

Five or more 9-4 grades at GCSE including English Language and Maths.

Grade 6 or above in GCSE English Language and/or History would be an advantage.

Course Content
A Level  law covers six modules:
  • Legal System
  • Law Making
  • Nature of Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Contract Law
  • Torts Law
Learning Methods and Assessment

A range of teaching and learning activities are utilised with strong emphasis on independent learning including extensive reading and legal research.

The A level is assessed through 3 x 2 hour exams at the end of the second year of the course. The exams involve both essay questions and problem-based questions.