Course Content

This course allows students to develop their knowledge and understanding of the law in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It develops an understanding of legal methods, the ability to communicate legal arguments and conclusions as well as the ability to think logically and analyse and solve problems through the application of legal rules.

The course has been designed to cover topics such as procedures in the criminal courts, the magistrates and jury system, the offences of murder, manslaughter and GBH and concepts such as justice and morality.

Lesson Structure

Lessons are structured to develop your problem solving, logical analysis, essay writing and independent learning skills through the use of e-learning , group work on problem solving exercises, case studies, research activities, role-play activities, discussions and debate. Students will be expected to keep an up to date folder and also an Independent learning log.

Course Content & Assessment Pattern

Paper 1

Criminal Law and the English Legal System

(For example the roll of the jury and the magistrates)

Paper 2

Tort and The English Legal System

(For example the process of suing someone for personal injury)

Paper 3

Human Rights and The English Legal System

(Understanding the rights people have such as the right to a fair trial)

Extra Information

The course is entirely exam based and includes visiting speakers such as University Law students and magistrates as well as visits to local Crown and Magistrates’ Courts.

Whether you want a career in the law or in other areas like education, human resources, finance or business, A level Law can open doors for you. Lots of GCE Law students also study Business Studies, Sociology, Psychology, Government & Politics, History, English, Critical Thinking and Philosophy. A level Law can be a great asset if you wish to study Law at University. A minimum grade of a 6 at GCSE in English is essential due to the highly analytical nature of the subject.