A Level Law
Have you ever wondered who makes the laws? What’s the difference between the role of parliament and the judiciary? What happens when a person is called for jury service? How do you protect your rights if you get injured through someone’s negligence or are charged with a criminal offence?
These questions and many more will be answered when you study A Level Law.
What you will learn?
You will study four areas of law – the English Legal System and the nature of law, criminal law, the law of tort and contract law.
Within each of these areas, you will learn about different offences, civil wrongs and how to assess liability using sources of law such as cases and statutes to support and evidence your arguments.
Alongside this, you will learn how to think logically and break down arguments into their component parts which are useful skills for whatever you choose to do in the future.
Is it suitable for you?
If you are interested in how our legal system works, how to secure convictions, your rights in a number of legal matters (e.g. – when does a noisy neighbour become a nuisance?), can assess given scenarios and have an inquisitive (or argumentative…) mind, then law could be a great choice for you.
How you are assessed?
You will learn through a combination of class teaching, individual and group research activities and presentations. This subject is assessed by three written exam papers that will take place at the end of the course.