Law

Specification: AQA

Qualification: A Level

Why study Law?

The study of law explores the interesting relationship between law, individuals and the state. You will study the role of law within society, how it impacts upon citizens and its relationship with justice and morality. You will study the structure of the legal system, the various sources of law and the role of legal institutions such as the police and the courts. The course further explores three main areas of substantive law; criminal law, tort law and contract law. Areas of study for criminal law include, murder, manslaughter, non-fatal offences against the person and defences. Areas of study for tort law include the topics of negligence, nuisance and occupiers liability. Areas of study for contract law include the formation of contracts, contractual terms and how contracts can be breached.

A-Level Law provides you with an opportunity to develop a range of transferrable skills including analysis, decision making, critical thinking and problem solving, all of which are highly sought after by employers and will support your study in other subjects too!

How will I be assessed?

A-Level Law is a linear qualification designed to be completed in two years and is examined externally across 3 x 2 hour written examinations:

Paper 1 – Criminal Law – 2 hours

Paper 2 – The Law of Tort – 2 hours

Paper 3 – Contract Law – 2 hours

 

Future Opportunities & Careers

It is strongly recommended that you study A Level Law if you want to study the subject at degree level or pursue an alternative route into the profession, such as training with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX), as it offers you a valuable insight into the theory of law and legal practice. Law students are actively encouraged to consider a wide range of career paths whilst studying and are supported with obtaining work experience and applying to higher education courses.

Entry Requirements

Grade 4 or better in English Language GCSE

Course Expenses

Everything you need to succeed on this course is provided however small contributions may be required for trips over the course of the two years.

 

Head of Department: Roxanne Burrell

Email: roxanne.burrell@gryphon.dorset.sch.uk

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