AS Level Law (OCR)
Law is a very challenging and interesting subject. The aim of A level Law is to give you an understanding of how the legal system in this country works. You will learn how laws are created and changed and the rules which control the conduct of criminal trials and civil cases. You will learn about the nature of law as an academic discipline and will learn about '-legal method'. You will learn.
Government funding available
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Minimum 5 GCSE grade A* - C including English Language. Please note, a GNVQ Intermediate or BTEC First qualification counts as equivalent to 2 GCSEs.
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Law is a very challenging and interesting subject. The aim of A level Law is to give you an understanding of how the legal system in this country works. You will learn how laws are created and changed and the rules which control the conduct of criminal trials and civil cases. You will learn about the nature of law as an academic discipline and will learn about â€-legal methodâ€ . You will learn how to research and write an academic essay; producing reasoned arguments based on facts and personal opinions. You will also become familiar with the concept of a legal â€-problemâ€ and legal â€-controversiesâ€ and will become able to express informed views upon them. A level law will teach you to use the vocabulary that lawyers use and to think about legal problems in a logical way.
What will I be doing?
AS LEVEL (First year of course)
English legal system
You will develop a knowledge and understanding of the English legal system. For example, civil and criminal courts, the judiciary and the penal system, the legal profession and the provision of legal services. You will learn about relevant leading cases and statutes and will become aware of the changing nature of law.
Sources of Law
You will learn about precedent and legislation, European Union Law and law reform. You will develop an excellent knowledge and understanding of the English legal system and of the recent changes to law in the United Kingdom.
A2 LEVEL (Second year of course).
You will study:
You will cover the role of criminal law in society and be able to relate this to specific issues. In this module, you will also draw on everything you have learnt in previous modules about the development of law, justice and issues of morality.
Criminal law special study
Based on materials given to you before the exam. You will be given a pack of source material, such as extracts from judgements or Acts of Parliament or academic articles on specific areas of criminal law. You will be able to study this material in advance of the exam and use it to substantiate your answers.
How will I be assessed?
All of the formal assessment for A level Law is by written exam. However, for one of these exams, you will be given some pre-release material to take into the exam with you. You will also be assessed throughout the course by your teacher.
You should also have a genuine interest in what is going on in the world around you.
Where can I go after completing this course?
A level in law provides an excellent background for university and careers not just in law, but also in government, public relations, teaching, journalism and a range of business areas.
AS Level Law (OCR)