Law AS/A Level
Government funding available
To take into account
7 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English. How long is the course? The course is divided into AS and A2. Students can take AS over one year or both AS & A2 units over two years to make up a full A Level. Cost: Approx £20 plus costs for visits. Approx £30 plus for books.
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Examination Board: OCR Syllabus AS 3839 A2 7839
How long is the course?
The course is divided into AS and A2. Students can take AS over one year or both AS & A2 units over two years to make up a full A Level.
Approx £20 plus costs for visits. Approx £30 plus for books.
Is there an interview?
What can I progress to?
A qualification in Law is useful in pursuing a number of careers - in the law itself, banking, business, accountancy, etc.
Possible Subject Combinations
The course combines well with a wide variety of other Advanced Level courses.
Extra Curricular Activities
All students can add to their main programme of study by taking part in a wide range of clubs, groups, societies and courses. Not only are the activities fun, they also develop skills and provide new and fulfilling experiences, as well as enhancing applications to Higher Education and employment.
What is the course about?
AS Level- Year l
Unit 1: The English Legal System
Civil Courts and other methods of dispute resolution
Criminal process and the criminal courts
The Legal Profession
Judges, Juries and Magistrates
Provision of Legal Services
Unit 2: Sources of Law
Doctrine of Precedent
If students wish to progress to the A2 Level, they must obtain a grade D or above at AS Leve
A2 Level - Year 2
The A Level consists of the two AS units, together with two further A2 units:Unit 3A: Criminal Law
Principles of Criminal Liability
Fatal Offences against the person
Non-fatal offences against the person
Offences against property
Unit 3B: Criminal Law Special Study
Special study booklet with source material using legal methods and reasoning to answer questions.
As part of Stanmore College Sixth Form's excellent support network, Literacy and Numeracy support is available to any student enrolled on a course, depending on the student's individual needs (determined during Induction by an assessment). Support is provided through the Skills for Life Study Plus Programme. Students can attend either one-to-one or group sessions in a friendly, stimulating and supportive environment.
What are the course outcomes?
How will you be assessed?
Unit 1 4 questions from a choice of 7 in 2 hours.
Unit 2 1 compulsory question from a choice of 2 - 1 hour.
Unit 3A 1 essay question from a choice of 3, 1 problem question from a choice of 3, 1 dilemma board question from a choice of 2 - 2 hours
Unit 3B 3 compulsory questions based on source material - 1.5 hours.