Scarborough Sixth Form College

      Law AS / A Level

      Scarborough Sixth Form College
      In Scarborough

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      Typology A Level
      Location Scarborough
      Duration 2 Years
      • A Level
      • Scarborough
      • Duration:
        2 Years
      Description

      Law is a subject that is always in the news. Every day there are stories in the newspapers and programmes on television discussing various aspects of the subject. The Law is constantly changing and evolving so you will be studying an interesting subject that is at the heart of modern life.

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      Government funding available

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      Where and when
      Starts Location
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      Scarborough
      Sandybed Lane, YO12 5LF, North Yorkshire, England
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      Starts On request
      Location
      Scarborough
      Sandybed Lane, YO12 5LF, North Yorkshire, England
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      · Requirements

      Law at AS and A2 requires clear written expression.

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      Course programme

      AW AS / A LEVEL
      Law is a subject that is always in the news. Every day there are stories in the newspapers and programmes on television discussing various aspects of the subject. The Law is constantly changing and evolving so you will be studying an interesting subject that is at the heart of modern life.

      What and how will I be studying? AS - Year 1

      Module 1: Law Making and the Legal System.
      • Topics covered in Module 1 include types of Law, the court system, juries, judges and magistrates, barristers and solicitors.
      Module 2: the Concept of Liability.
      • Topics covered in Module 2 include Criminal liability in relation to assault, battery, actual bodily harm and grievous bodily harm. This module also deals with an introduction to civil law in areas relating to physical injury to people and to damage to property.
      A2 - Year 2

      Module 3: Criminal Law (Offences Against the Person).
      • This includes murder, manslaughter, non-fatal offences against the person and criminal defences.
      Module 4: Criminal Law (Offences against Property) plus Concepts of Law.
      • The criminal law aspect covers offences against property including theft, burglary and criminal damage.
      • Concepts of Law: Students bring together their knowledge of material gained from earlier study to provide an overview of the whole subject.
      What skills will I need and be developing during the course?
      Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced Level Law can both provide many opportunities to gather Key Skills evidence in Communication, Information Technology, Working with Others and Improving Own Learning and Performance.

      How is the Course assessed?
      • All units are assessed by examination.
      • Modules 1-2 are assessed through examination during the Lower Sixth and lead to the AS qualification. The course is modular with examinations in January and June.
      • Modules 3-4 are taken as part of the Upper Sixth Course (A2) with one module in January and the others in June.
      • The full Advanced Level is assessed on the results of all the modules namely Modules 1-4
      What career opportunities are there?
      • Law is a useful subject for those who want to go on and study law at university. Law can be studied on its own or combined with other subjects.
      • A qualification in Law will assist with entry to the legal profession as, for example, a barrister or solicitor.
      • Careers outside the legal profession can include the Civil service, Local and National government as well as employment in Business, Science, Banking and Accountancy.
      • Some students have arranged work placements in law related areas such as Solicitors offices, Magistrates Courts, Police and Crown Prosecution Service.
      • Law is an important subject irrespective of your ultimate career destination because it affects everyone throughout their lives.
      ...and what else?
      • Court visits will form an important part of the course. We visit Parliament and the Old Bailey as well as Scarborough Magistrates Court.
      • Students are given the opportunity to participate in the Bar National Mock Trial Competition taking on the roles of barristers and witnesses.
      • Students are encouraged to use the legal web sites on the Internet. The Law Department has its own web site on the college network. The Law CD ROMS are another useful resource.

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