What is Law? For the majority of students, Law will be a completely new subject and prior experience is therefore not expected. In the first year, students will be given the opportunity to study various aspects of the English Legal System and also liability under Criminal and Tort Law. What's on the course? In the first year you'll study: Criminal Law: including elements of a crime.
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What is Law?
For the majority of students, Law will be a completely new subject and prior experience is therefore not expected. In the first year, students will be given the opportunity to study various aspects of the English Legal System and also liability under Criminal and Tort Law.
What's on the course?
In the first year you'll study:
· Criminal Law: including elements of a crime, non-fatal offences against the person and court procedure and sentencing.
· Tort Law: including negligence and court procedure and remedies.
· The English Legal System: including statutory interpretation and lay people e.g. juries and magistrates.
In the second year you'll study:
· Homicide: murder and manslaughter.
· Offences against property: e.g. theft, robbery, burglary.
There is also the opportunity to study the Concepts of Law e.g. law & morals and law & justice.
How will I be assessed?
All modules are assessed by way of exams; there is no coursework element in Law.
will I get the chance to go on any trips?
We offer all students the opportunity to attend courtroom hearings at both the local Magistrates and Crown Courts. Other trips have included visits to London to go to the Old Bailey, Parliament and the High Court. There are also visits to Manchester to help train new Greater Manchester Police officers by way of role plays. Our students have also been to America to visit the United Nations and the White House among many other sites of significance. Wherever available, we also offer sessions being held by various universities and welcome former students who have gone on to study Law at degree level.
AS/A Level Law is very useful for those students interested in studying the subject at university as it provides an insight into some of the topics covered on a degree course. It is also an excellent choice for those students who wish to pursue other careers options including business, management, police, civil service, social work, etc.