A LEVEL LAW
By studying A level law you will learn the importance of law and its role within our society. Law is often only known as the rules we live by but it does in fact shape our moral compass and is often subconsciously the reason behind many of the decisions we make.
What will you be learning?
In year 12 students will learn about how ideas for new laws become a reality. Students will learn in detail about the law making process and the scrutiny which every Bill is under. In addition to this you will learn about pressures on Parliament and how this can impact on the laws which are passed, whether it is a public enquiry like Grenfell or a shocking news story like the ‘Baby P’ case all the media we consume will in some way impact on Parliament’s motives to make new laws. Students will also learn about Tort law and its importance within negligence, students find this particularly interesting as they can apply the legal principles covered during this topic to their everyday lives. The last topic which will be covered in year 12 is English Legal System; students are given the opportunity to look at the finer details of how our legal system works, roles within legal sectors, powers of police to stop and search and the roles of juries are all included in this area of study.
In year 13 students will study Criminal Law and Contract Law, students will be expected to be able to evaluate each area within the law as well as applying the theory they have covered to scenario questions. Lastly we look at Further Law; this examines theories of law and the history of our legal system.
This course is assessed at the end of the two year period with three external examinations, each of these exams is equally weighted, they are:
The Legal System and Criminal Law
Law making and the law of Tort
A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 and above, including English and Maths. English Language and Literature, both at a minimum of grade 5 is essential for A level study.