Law

Specification: OCR

Qualification: A Level

Why study Law?

The content of the Law A Level has been designed to inspire, nurture and develop learners.  It will foster interest and enjoyment in law.  The qualification is designed to develop knowledge and skills for further study of law and related subjects, such as business.  You will develop your knowledge of law in England and an awareness of law in a European and global context.  The course will enable you to know and understand the changing nature of law and the interaction between law, morals, justice, society and technology.

What will I study?

The course focuses on the English legal system and areas of private and public law.  You will develop an understanding of the nature of law as well as the legal methods and reasoning through the study of statutory interpretation and judicial precedent.  You wil be introduced to the concept of legal liability through study of criminal law and the law of Tort.  The course will develop learners knowledge of law through advanced study of additional legal subjects of Human Rights and the Law of Contract.  You will develop your critical awareness through the study of the nature of law.

How will I be assessed?

Final assessment consists of the following papers:

The Legal System and Criminal Law:  2-hour paper

Law making and Tort Law:                2-hour paper

The Nature of Law and Human Rights Law or Contract Law: 2-hour paper

 

Future Opportunities & Careers

A Level Law can lead onto a career in the legal profession with students either going on to study a Degree at University, or following the professional route of CILEX.  Law students are able to obtain employment working as Assistants  in a Solicitors Firm, Local Authority, or Companies with Legal Departments,  where they will be encouraged and supported to develop their legal career.

Entry Requirements

Grade 4 or better in English Language GCSE

Course Expenses

Students are required to obtain the textbooks recommended for the course.

 

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Head of Department: Ms Francesca Gillingham

Email: Francesca.gillingham@gryphon.dorset.sch.uk

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