About the course
This course gives students the opportunity to study aspects of the English legal system and criminal law. It is a highly regarded qualification by both employers and Higher Education providers.
A Level Law provides a firm foundation for anyone who wishes to pursue a legal career. However, successful students are not limited to a career in law. Many careers require some legal knowledge. Consequently, it is widely regarded as a valuable qualification.
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Subjects covered AS Subject Content
Unit 1 – Law Making and Legal System
Students will examine Parliamentary law making including a consideration of influences on Parliament, the interpretation of statutes and case law. They will see how the laws are made and by whom and the relative advantages and disadvantages of each. Students will also look at the English legal system including the structure of the courts, the training, qualifications, selection and role of barristers, solicitors, legal executives, magistrates and jurors. They will also learn of the alternatives to court proceedings. Unit 2 – Concepts of Liability
Students will explore the underlying principles of criminal liability including actus reus, mens rea and strict liability. They will study the law relating to non-fatal offences against the person. In addition students will study the law of tort relating to negligence including duty of care, breach of duty, damage and remedies. They will also look at the processes in both the criminal and civil courts and sentencing principles and practice. A2 Subject Content
Unit 3 - Criminal Law – (Offences against the person)
Students will look at both fatal and non–fatal offences against the person including assault, battery, ABH, GBH wounding, murder and manslaughter. Students will also learn the defences of insanity, automatism, intoxication, consent, public and private defences. Unit 4 - Criminal Law (Offences against property) and Concepts of Law
Students will study the offences of theft, robbery, burglary, blackmail, fraud, making off without payment and fraud in addition to the defences of duress and necessity. This unit also consists of a synoptic element whereby students will study various themes including law and morals, law and fault and judicial creativity. They will draw on information from all other units using the context of these themes to answer questions.
AS Level has two examinations of 1 hr mins duration. Each exam counts as % of the AS grade or % of the overall A Level. There is no coursework assessment.
AQA Law for AS 4th Ed, Jacqueline Martin; ISBN: --4
AQA Law for Ard Ed, Jacqueline Martin & Chris Turner; ISBN: --6