AS and A Level Law

Taunton's College

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  • A Level
  • Southampton
Description

This is a course which looks at how the English Legal System works and areas of law such as Criminal Law.

Important information

Requirements: You will need: At least five GCSEs at grade C or above to include English Language. You do not need to have studied Law before.

Government funding available

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Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Southampton
Hill Lane, SO15 5RL, Hampshire, England
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Course programme

AS and A Level Law
This is a course which looks at how the English Legal System works and areas of law such as Criminal Law.

What does the course consist of?
In Year 1 you will study units 1 and 2 for an AS Level. In Year 2 you will take units 3 and 4 to complete the full Advanced Level.
Unit 1: Law Making and the Legal System

You will study the English legal system including the court structure, the jury, magistrates and legal personnel such as solicitors and barristers. You will also study how law is made, including statute law and judge made law.
You will be assessed by examination

Unit 2: The Concept of Liability

This will include a study of the basic principles of Criminal law including sentencing. It will also include an introduction to Tort looking at negligence and compensation.
You will be assessed by examination

Unit 3: Criminal Law

This will be a study of Criminal law. You will study non fatal offences against the person such as grievous bodily harm. You will study murder, manslaughter and the defences available.
You will be assessed by examination

Unit 4: Tort and Concepts of Law

This will involve a study of Tort looking at negligence, occupier's liability, nuisance and defences. There is also a study of the concepts of law such as law and morals, law and justice and the extent to which judges make law.
You will be assessed by examination

What else do I need to know?
The main study methods include discussion-based lessons, group work and group presentations. You will need to keep up to date by reading newspaper articles and law journals provided. There are visits to the local courts.
Law combines well with many different subjects.
This course can be a route into a legal career such as a solicitor, barrister, legal executive, or other careers such as the police, civil service and teaching.
Law results over the last four years have been excellent with a very high rate of A-C grades.


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