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This course will foster your interest and enjoyment of law. You will develop knowledge of the law in England, and an awareness of law in context to specific cases. The course will enable you to know and understand the changing nature of law and the interaction between law, morals, justice and society and to know and understand the changing nature of law and the interaction between law, morals, justice, society and technology. All topics are taught in an interactive way involving plenty of discussion and debates as well as applying legal principles to given scenarios.
The aim of this course is to provide a practical approach to the study of law enabling you to be equipped with the legal knowledge, understanding and legal skills needed to prepare you for the further study of law and related subjects (such as business, economics, history, politics and sociology) or legal apprenticeships and employment. The course has been designed with top Universities and Law firms to ensure a good foundation at the next stage and previous students have said it is a very beneficial foundation to go on to a Law degree. Law is highly regarded amongst all universities, including Russell Group Universities.
A Level Law is the only subject that will give you exemption from future exams if you want to train as a professional. Get a C or above, and you are exempt from several modules to train as a paralegal or legal executive making big cost savings!
Studying this subject will enable you to:
– Develop your knowledge and understanding of the English legal system and areas of private and public law within the law of England
– Develop an understanding of legal method and reasoning and the ability to communicate persuasive legal arguments.
– Develop and apply the techniques of legal method and reasoning to analyse and offer answers to problems, based on legal principles, legislation and case law
– Demonstrate critical awareness of the influence and operation of the law in society.
Component 1: The Nature of Law and the English Legal System – Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes 25% of qualification 50 marks
This component requires learners to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the nature of law and the English legal system. It focuses on the structure of the English legal system including its relationship with the European Union. Learners will develop knowledge and understanding of sources of primary and secondary law in the English legal system and will consider how those laws are used by judges in making decisions. They will also develop knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice system, civil justice system including relevant legal personnel and legal funding. The nature of law includes the study of the distinction between enforceable legal rules and principles and other rules and norms of behaviour; criminal and civil law and the different sources of law (including custom, statutory law and the common law).
Component 2: Substantive Law in Practice – Written examination: 2 hours 15 minutes 37.5% of the qualification 75 marks
This component will provide learners with the foundation for the study of both private and public law. Learners must study three areas of law, and we focus on the law of Tort (private law), Criminal law (public law) and on Human Rights law (public law) The areas of law chosen by learners for this component apply also to Component 3. This component requires learners to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the English legal system and legal rules and principles, and break down into constituent parts the relevant legal rules and principles
Law of Tort in which learners will develop knowledge and understanding of liability in negligence for injury to people and will be required to apply the elements of the law of negligence to hypothetical scenarios. They will develop knowledge and understanding of occupiers’ liability. Learners will also develop knowledge and understanding of remedies, including damages, mitigation of loss and injunctions.
Criminal Law in which learners will study the rules and theory and then look in detail at fatal offences such as murder and non-fatal offences against the person such as grievous bodily harm; property offences such as theft, and possible defences such as Insanity and self-defence.
Human Rights law looks at the rules and theory in human rights law; human rights and civil liberties, the meaning of rights; the distinction between rights and liberties; the role played by Parliament and the courts in their regulation. We look at the European Convention on Human rights, The Human Rights Acts and at the modification and restrictions on these so that the Police and the State can uphold and enforce the law.
Component 3: Perspectives of Substantive Law – Law Written examination: 2 hours 15 minutes 37.5% of the qualification 75 marks
For Component 3, learners are required to respond to questions on the same three areas of law as for Component 2, namely Tort, Criminal and Human Rights law. This component requires learners to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the English legal system and legal rules and principles, and to analyse and evaluate legal issues by identifying different perspectives, constructing clear, persuasive and logical legal arguments which are substantiated by legal authority. Legal skills are pervasive throughout this component.
In this component, learners are required to analyse and evaluate the state of the law as it has developed over time to its present state. They go on to analyse and evaluate the effectiveness of these areas of law in achieving their objectives. Finally they consider and comment on proposed and suggested reforms of such laws where it has been perceived change may be required.
100% Examination, three papers; one x 1 hour 30 minutes and two x 2 hours 15 minutes.
This course will help you to develop the following employability skills:
- Communication and advocacy skills.
- An enquiring mind, not to blindly accept what you hear but to challenge, analyse and evaluate ideas afresh.
- Ability to retain a lot of detailed legal information and apply the correct legal principles to problem solve scenario situations.
- Ability to build, support and defend an argument both on paper and verbally.
- Ability to explore and debate rights and wrongs, whys and wherefores.
This course helps students to make an informed choice about whether a career in law is the right option for them.
A Level Law is viewed by universities as a fully academic subject producing high quality candidates. A significant number of students on this course go onto study Law at university and later use the skills developed to get training contracts, mini pupillages or Legal apprenticeships to train to become a qualified legal professional.
10 Possible Careers
- Civil Service
- Human Resources
- Legal Executive
- Police Officer